By Antonio De Donatis
Macromedia's structure is sort of a chest jam-packed with preciousjewels, and this booklet is sort of easily the major to open it! one among themost very important instruments supplied with Flash is the Macromedia ComponentArchitecture: a framework of parts written in ActionScript 2,based on validated layout styles, that gives a wealth offunctionality you could simply bolt directly to your Flash purposes whendesired. this may prevent an incredible period of time duringapplication improvement and assist you enhance the standard of yourcode. what is extra, the resource code is incorporated, so if you cannot findthe part you wish in the part structure, you canjust alter current elements to create your individual! professional Flashdeveloper and writer Antonio De Donatis offers every thing you needto grasp Flash elements. within the first half, he indicates you the way thearchitecture works, find out how to create powerful component-basedapplications, and the way to create your individual customized elements fromwhat's already supplied. the second one half indicates how XML can be utilized toeffectively describe and dynamically create not just unmarried componentinstances, yet entire functions in keeping with any variety of components.The final a part of the e-book is a accomplished connection with utilizing allof the elements already to be had within the Macromedia ComponentArchitecture. It features a particular bankruptcy devoted to each one of theUI parts like easy utilization, part administration, customization,and functional examples displaying utilization of every part.
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Qxd 1/25/06 12:29 PM Page 25 OOP IN COMPONENT DESIGN 5. "; Even if very simple, the testing code has been defined to prove almost any aspect related to the event dispatching mechanism as it is implemented by the UIEventDispatcher class: The first line registers the blueVogon instance as a listener of the onNewPoem event when triggered by the redVogon instance. The second line registers the redVogon instance as a listener of the onNewPoem event when triggered by the blueVogon instance. In the third line, the redVogon instance acts as the source object of the onNewPoem event because its myPoem property is assigned a new value.
Qxd 1/25/06 12:29 PM Page 14 CHAPTER 1 4. You will find that there is a row dedicated to the My Color parameter, corresponding to the myColor property. 5. By double-clicking the swatch of the My Color parameter, you will access a color palette. Select the blue color in it (#0000FF). The swatch color will change from green (the default color) to blue. 6. Select the redVogon component instance on the stage and repeat the previous process to set its My Color parameter to the color red (#FF0000). 7.
You will find that there is a row dedicated to the My Color parameter, corresponding to the myColor property. 5. By double-clicking the swatch of the My Color parameter, you will access a color palette. Select the blue color in it (#0000FF). The swatch color will change from green (the default color) to blue. 6. Select the redVogon component instance on the stage and repeat the previous process to set its My Color parameter to the color red (#FF0000). 7. as file and replace the existing code with the following: trace("the color of the component instances has now been set at design time"); After testing the movie again, a message in the Output window will say the following: the color of the component instances has now been set at design time That message highlights that the blueVogon instance will be displayed in blue and the redVogon instance in red.