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Download e-book for kindle: ActionScript for Flash MX Pocket Reference: Quick Reference by Colin Moock

By Colin Moock

ISBN-10: 0596005148

ISBN-13: 9780596005146

Flash MX builders who desire immediate on-the task reminders in regards to the ActionScript language will locate O'Reilly's new ActionScript for Flash MX Pocket connection with be the right resolution. This concise and easy-to-use reference is the moveable spouse to the Flash coder's crucial source, ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive advisor by means of Colin Moock. thoroughly updated, together with equipment and homes additional within the most recent Flash participant, it's the vital quickly reference for ActionScript programmers.The ActionScript for Flash MX Pocket Reference presents an entire precis of ActionScript, Flash MX's object-oriented programming language, masking the center items' and periods' equipment and houses. additionally lined are ActionScript's international houses, international capabilities, operators, statements, key terms, and directives. This compact booklet additionally comprises a good precis of ActionScript syntax and top practices, overlaying datatypes, variables, loops, conditionals, identifiers, occasion dealing with, and object-oriented programming in brief order. For programmers coming from different languages, it deals a brief orientation to the commonest Flash components and operations together with motion picture Clips, loading and drawing pics, textual content manipulation, facts transfers, and XML parsing.O'Reilly's Pocket References became a favourite between builders all over. by means of offering a wealth of significant information in a concise, well-organized structure, those convenient books carry simply what you want to whole the duty handy. whilst you might have reached a sticking element and wish to get to the reply quick, the recent ActionScript for Flash MX Pocket Reference is the booklet you will want within reach.

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AddListener(mouseListener); In Flash MX, the following core classes define listener events: Key, Mouse, Selection, Stage, and TextField. The onClipEvent( ) and on( ) Event Handlers As we’ve seen, the Button and MovieClip classes define event handler properties. These two classes also support a special event handler syntax for code attached directly to physical movie clips or buttons in the Flash authoring tool. Button instances can define on( ) handlers of the form: on (eventName) { statements } where eventName is the name of the corresponding Button class event handler property, without the word “on” and with the first letter lowercased.

SomeEventHandler = function () { statements }; 38 | ActionScript for Flash MX Pocket Reference where someObject is an object that generates events, someEventHandler is the name of the event, and statements is the code to execute when the event occurs. _rotation += 5; } Notice that within the handler, the object that fired the event is referred to by the keyword this. submitForm(); } In Flash MX, the following core classes define event handler properties: Button LoadVars LocalConnection MovieClip SharedObject Sound TextField XML XMLSocket Event Listeners Some classes and objects broadcast event notices to all subscribed listeners (objects that have registered to be notified when a given event occurs).

For example, the following code creates a text field in the current movie clip, names it output_txt, and places it on depth 1, at Stage coordinates (0,0), with a width of 200 and a height of 20. createTextField("output_txt", 1, 0, 0, 200, 20); Text fields created at authoring time are accessible to ActionScript only when their type is set to Dynamic Text or Input Text and they have been assigned an instance name via the Property inspector. To create an ActionScript-controllable text field at authoring time, perform the following steps: 1.

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