By Colin Moock
Updated to hide Flash MX, the most recent model of Macromedia Flash, ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide, moment variation is the only ebook no severe Flash developer will be without.ActionScript is Macromedia’s programming language for Flash MX, the preferred authoring instrument for developing wealthy net purposes and animations for the net. With Macromedia’s new concentrate on software improvement, ActionScript now features a direct drawing API, loading of exterior MP3 and JPG records, enhanced sound keep an eye on, an intensive set of textual content formatting instruments, whole aid for part improvement utilizing motion picture clip subclasses, neighborhood facts garage, accessibility positive factors, and lots more and plenty extra. And ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide is the main whole, up to date reference on hand for the most recent model of this language.Author Colin Moock, essentially the most universally revered builders within the Flash group, has additional 1000s of recent code examples to teach new Flash MX thoughts within the actual international: find out how to draw circles, retailer info to disk, convert arrays to onscreen tables, create reusable elements, and preload variables, XML, and sounds. The book’s language reference on my own has approximately doubled from the 1st version, with greater than 250 new periods, gadgets, tools, and homes. You’ll locate exhaustive assurance of dozens of undocumented, under-documented, and mis-documented features.Along with the recent fabric, Colin Moock has meticulously revised the total textual content to comply to Flash MX best-coding practices. particularly, objected-oriented programming and the recent occasion version get unique consciousness in gentle of alterations to Flash MX ActionScript. From sending information among videos to making getter/setter homes, the hot variation of this booklet demystifies the often-confusing new beneficial properties of Flash MX, giving builders easy accessibility to its robust new capabilities.ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide is established so non-programmers can find out how to use ActionScript and programmers can take their abilities to new heights. while you are available in the market to actually know about the hows and whys of ActionScript, then this is often the ebook for you.
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4. " Make sure to leave some space below for the user's score. 5. At frame 20 of the scripts layer, add a blank keyframe. That takes care of the production work for our quiz-end screen. Your end screen should look something like the one shown in Figure 1-9. Now let's work on the quiz-end script. When the playhead lands on our quizEnd frame, we want to calculate the user's score. We need a calculation script, shown in Example 1-4, to execute when the playhead reaches frame 20. Select frame 20 of the scripts layer; then type the code from the example into the Actions panel.
CHM file by an UNREGISTERED version of Easy CHM. com ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition By Colin Moock Chapter 2. 2 Assigning Values to Variables Now comes the fun part putting some data into our variables. If you're still playing along with the bank analogy, this is the "deposit money into our account" step. To assign a value to a variable, we use: variableName = value; where variableName is the name of a variable, and value is the data we're assigning to that variable.
Ahem. Suppose you want to display a sequence of five numbers in the Output window, and you want the sequence to start at a certain number. If the starting number is 1, you can display the sequence like this: trace trace trace trace trace (1); (2); (3); (4); (5); But if you want to start the sequence at 501, you'd have to retype all the numbers as follows: trace trace trace trace 32 (501); (502); (503); (504); Part I: ActionScript Fundamentals Part I: ActionScript Fundamentals 33 trace (505); We can avoid that retyping by making our trace( ) statements depend on a variable, like this: var x trace x = x trace x = x trace x = x trace x = x trace = 1; (x); + 1; (x); + 1; (x); + 1; (x); + 1; (x); On line 1, we set the value of the variable x to 1.