ActionScript for Flash MX Pocket Reference

Overview

Flash MX developers who need instant on-the job reminders about the ActionScript language will find O'Reilly's new ActionScript for Flash MX Pocket Reference to be the ideal solution. This concise and easy-to-use reference is the portable companion to the Flash coder's essential resource, ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide by Colin Moock. Completely up-to-date, including methods and properties added in the latest Flash Player, it is the indispensable quick reference for ActionScript programmers.The ...

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Overview

Flash MX developers who need instant on-the job reminders about the ActionScript language will find O'Reilly's new ActionScript for Flash MX Pocket Reference to be the ideal solution. This concise and easy-to-use reference is the portable companion to the Flash coder's essential resource, ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide by Colin Moock. Completely up-to-date, including methods and properties added in the latest Flash Player, it is the indispensable quick reference for ActionScript programmers.The ActionScript for Flash MX Pocket Reference provides a complete summary of ActionScript, Flash MX's object-oriented programming language, covering the core objects' and classes' methods and properties. Also covered are ActionScript's global properties, global functions, operators, statements, keywords, and directives. This compact book also includes an excellent summary of ActionScript syntax and best practices, covering datatypes, variables, loops, conditionals, identifiers, event handling, and object-oriented programming in short order. For programmers coming from other languages, it offers a quick orientation to the most common Flash elements and operations including Movie Clips, loading and drawing graphics, text manipulation, data transfers, and XML parsing.O'Reilly's Pocket References have become a favorite among developers everywhere. By providing a wealth of important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books deliver just what you need to complete the task at hand. When you've reached a sticking point and need to get to the answer quickly, the new ActionScript for Flash MX Pocket Reference is the book you'll want close by.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596005146
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/7/2003
  • Series: Pocket Reference (O'Reilly) Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.14 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

is an independent web guru with a passion for networked creativity and expression. He has been researching, designing, and developing for the Web since 1995. Colin served as webmaster for SoftQuad, Inc. (makers of HoTMetaL PRO) until 1997, and then as web evangelist for ICE (one of Canada's leading interactive agencies) until 2001. He has created interactive content for Sony, Levi's, Nortel, Air Canada, Procter & Gamble, and Hewlett-Packard. Colin now divides his time between writing, speaking at conferences, and researching emerging web technology. His award-winning Flash work and his renowned support site for Flash developers (http://www.moock.org) have made him a well-known personality in the Flash developer community. He is a contributor to macromedia.com's Flash developer center, a tutorialist in the Flash MX Bible (2002, Wiley Publishing Inc.), and regularly appears in industry magazines such as cre@te! online. Colin's latest personal undertaking is Unity (http://www.moock.org/unity/), a Flash socket server for multi-user content.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Authoring ActionScript Code 1
Using Movie Clips 5
ActionScript Syntax 9
Variables 12
Datatypes 15
Arrays 25
Operators 26
Conditionals and Loops 29
Creating and Using Functions 35
Event Handling 38
Object-Oriented ActionScript 44
Working with Graphics 47
Working with Text 48
GUIs and Components 50
Working with External Media and Data 52
Working with Web Browsers 59
Finding Help, Examples, and Code Libraries 61
ActionScript Language Reference 62
Index 133
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