Flash MX ActionScript For Designers: The Non-Programmer's by Doug Sahlin

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By Doug Sahlin

This e-book will train Flash designers how one can create ActionScripts that they're going to check with repeatedly of their layout paintings. initiatives comparable to making a Pop-Up Menu, making a Sound Controller, or growing an lively Flash Banner can be utilized because the start line for readers' personal custom-made tasks. All of this can be offered with plenty of visible examples and not less than jargon and "programmer-speak."
Includes resource fabric for every undertaking, trial models of Macromedia software program and extra third-party software program.

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You use the objects in this book to accomplish other tasks, such as modifying the color of an object, changing the characteristics of a sound, or retrieving the current date and time from the computer playing your Flash movie. An ActionScript object has methods. F 26 6/12/02 9:04 AM Page 26 Part I ✦ Comprehending the Mechanics of ActionScript For example, the Color object has a method for changing the color of an object; the Sound object has a method for controlling the volume of a sound. Other objects have properties; the Sound object has properties for measuring the length of a sound clip and for how long a sound clip has been playing.

Open the Action panel Options menu as discussed previously, and choose Export as File to open the Save As dialog box. 4. In the Save As dialog box, navigate to the folder where you want to store the script and enter a name in the File Name field, click Save, and Flash saves the file with the AS (ActionScript) extension. Importing a script You can export any script saved in the AS format. Importing a script is useful when you want to use a previously saved script in a new movie, use another designer’s script, or used a saved script on another frame or object in the same document.

Click an action to display information about it in the right pane of the Reference panel, as shown in Figure 2-9. Opens ActionScript description window Reference panel icon Figure 2-9: To find out more about any action, open the Reference panel. F 6/12/02 9:04 AM Page 35 Chapter 2 ✦ Delving into Your ActionScript Toolkit Tip To the right of the Reference icon is an inverted triangle. Click the triangle to open another window that displays a brief description of a selected action. This window also displays information about the action used to create a selected line of code in the Script pane.

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