Foundation ActionScript for Flash 8 / Edition 1
  • Foundation ActionScript for Flash 8 / Edition 1
  • Foundation ActionScript for Flash 8 / Edition 1

Foundation ActionScript for Flash 8 / Edition 1

by Kristian Besley, Sham Bhangal, Eric Dolecki, David Powers
     
 

ActionScript is the native scripting language of Flash. ActionScript knowledge is essential within the world of Flash design and development, as Flash remains a leading tool for cutting-edge interactive design and development.

ActionScript is what gives Flash its power, but with that power comes a certain level of complexity, which can be intimidating. This

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Overview

ActionScript is the native scripting language of Flash. ActionScript knowledge is essential within the world of Flash design and development, as Flash remains a leading tool for cutting-edge interactive design and development.

ActionScript is what gives Flash its power, but with that power comes a certain level of complexity, which can be intimidating. This beginners’ book, significantly updated since the last edition, covers all of the basics of ActionScript using version 8of Flash. The skills acquired by working through this book will enable you to move on to more advanced friends of ED books, such as Foundation PHP 5 for Flash, Foundation ActionScript Animation or Foundation XML for Flash.

This book contains all you need to understand and make use of ActionScript, and to have some fun while learning. The Foundation series teaching style is ideal if you're a non-programmer who wants to learn Flash programming quickly and thoroughly. The authors teach the basics, and provide an all-around proficiency in ActionScript, as well as Flash components within Flash 8. You’ll gain the practical skills to build ActionScript based Flash projects, including making initial design decisions, structuring code, and testing. An ongoing case study means that by the end of the book, you’ll have constructed a cutting-edge Flash site to showcase your newly learned skills.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590596180
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
04/10/2006
Edition description:
1st ed. 2006. Corr. 4th printing 2007
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
1.31(w) x 7.50(h) x 9.25(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Interactive Flash1
Ch. 2Making plans29
Ch. 3Movies that remember59
Ch. 4Movies that decide for themselves105
Ch. 5More power, less script139
Ch. 6Movies that remember how to do things185
Ch. 7Objects and classes221
Ch. 8Objects on the stage269
Ch. 9Reusable code and realistic movement299
Ch. 10Games and sprites351
Ch. 11Drawing API409
Ch. 12Adding sound to Flash453
Ch. 13Loading dynamic data with XML487
Ch. 14Finishing the Futuremedia case study525
Ch. 15Advanced ActionScript : components and classes559

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