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Overview

This project-based guide from Adobe will teach readers all they need to know to create engaging interactive content with ActionScript 3.0 for Flash Professional CS5. Using step-by-step instructions with projects that build on the knowledge acquired in each lesson, readers will learn the fundamentals of adding interactivity to Flash files using ActionScript, starting with using prewritten Code Snippets, but progressing to customizing and writing their own ActionScript code.

The tutorials start with simple navigation and timeline control and progress through controlling animation with ActionScript; using Event Listeners and writing event-handling functions; and controlling loading of and interaction with data, text, video, sound, and images. Readers will also learn to use third-party libraries and create Adobe Air applications. This Classroom in a Book also covers the improved text-handling tools that are new to Flash Professional CS5. The companion CD provides users with all the sample files they need to complete all the projects.

Subscriber Reviews

Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 rating Based on 4 Ratings

"A goo nitroduction." - by angelstomp on 26-MAR-2011
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This book may not be an all out explanation for the best ways or all the ways actionscript can be used. However it is a great introduction into many classes and uses of those classes. The only thing missing would be a good introduction into object oriented programming since it is such a key part of using actionscript for serious work. All in all good read.
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"Electronic version without substantial content" - by brassel on 26-NOV-2010
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This book "evolves around a series of lesson files which can be found on the CD". Unfortunately, we do not get that CD in the electronic version and the publisher seems not to have heard about the possibility to download files from the internet. Without these lessons the book is much less usable.
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  • Welcome.zip