Macromedia Flash 8 : Intro to ActionScript

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
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INTRODUCTION (2 topics)

  • Fundamental ActionScript concepts

DECLARING AND TRACING SIMPLE VARIABLES (4 topics)

  • Declaring a variable
  • Setting its datatype
  • Assigning a value
  • Tracing its value

SETTING MOVIECLIP OBJECT PROPERTIES (3 topics)

  • Creating a MovieClip symbol object
  • Assigning an instance name
  • Setting default property values

SETTING BUTTON OBJECT PROPERTIES (3 topics)

  • Creating a button symbol object
  • Setting default property values
  • Assigning runtime property values

SETTING TEXTFIELD OBJECT PROPERTIES (3 topics)

  • Creating TextField object properties
  • Assigning an object name
  • Displaying concatenated text

DISPLAYING MATH CONSTANTS IN A TEXTFIELD (3 topics)

  • Calculating a value
  • Using Math class constants
  • Displaying calculated values

DISPLAYING SYSTEM VALUES (3 topics)

  • Adding code to keyframes
  • Displaying player version
  • Displaying time lapse

DECLARING A USER DEFINED FUNCTION (3 topics)

  • Passing arguments
  • Calling a function
  • Displaying return values

USING CODE LAYER (3 topics)

  • Loading external MovieClip content
  • Linking objects in separate external movies

ATTACHING MOVIECLIPS AT RUNTIME (2 topics)

  • Exporting a symbol for actionscript

REFORMATTING TEXTFIELD OBJECTS AT RUNTIME (3 topics)

  • Creating a TextFormat object
  • Creating and formatting a TextField at runtime

DISPLAY A FORMATTED DATE (2 topics)

  • Display date object values

DISPLAYING RANDOM INTEGERS (5 topics)

  • Displaying a random value
  • Calculating a random value range
  • Rounding a random value to an integer

UNDERSTANDING PATH NAMES (3 topics)

  • Using absolute path names
  • Using relative path names

MIGRATING ON HANDLER CODE TO TIMELINE (1 topic)

  • Writing an onPress () handler

CREATING MOVIECLIP ROLLOVER (1 topic)

  • Attaching library content

WRITING HANDLERS TO MANAGE TEXTFIELD INPUT (2 topics)

  • Displaying visual feedback to form entry

ADDING OBJECT AND INSTANCE PROPERTIES (2 topics)

  • Adding a method to an object

USING A SOUND OBJECT TO LINK OR LOAD SOUNDS (2 topics)

  • Creating audio feedback

LOOPING OVER ARRAY VALUES (4 topics)

  • Tracing array values
  • Looping over property values
  • Tracing names and values

ONROLLOVER EVENTS (4 topics)

  • Writing an onRollover handler
  • CREATING A VISUAL CLASS
  • Creating an init() method

ANIMATING MOVIECLIPS WITH ACTIONSCRIPT (2 topics)

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (1 topic)

  • Questions and Answers

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