Coordinating multiple developers

Coordinating multiple developers

Coordinating multiple developers
Multideveloper projects present unique challenges. Because the Flash source FLA file format is binary, …

Reusing code

Reusing code

Reusing code
Smart developers minimize the amount of code they need to write by reusing existing code—whether written by you, your or …

Following the rules of the code

Following the rules of the code

Following the rules of the code
As an application grows, the value of good code increases. Well-written ActionScript code is easier to …

Earth and Moon Photo Effect

Earth and Moon Photo Effect

Earth and Moon Photo EffectMake a new file with 500×400 parameters and 72 dpi. Making this picture, we’ll need the earth pho …

Being organized and prepared

Being organized and prepared

Being organized and prepared
While this article focuses on the implementation of a specific online retail application, several critical …

Guidelines for Flash application development

Guidelines for Flash application development

Guidelines for Flash application development
Graphs, charts, video, sound, data entry widgets, animation—these are the elements that …

Dynamically creating instances of a class

Dynamically creating instances of a class

Dynamically creating instances of a class
You needn’t always drag an instance of a symbol onto the Stage during authoring time; y …

Converting code into a class

Converting code into a class

Converting code into a class
The following example creates an ActionScript class which encapsulates all the logic that makes a movie cl …

Creating clickable and draggable shapes

Creating clickable and draggable shapes

Creating clickable and draggable shapes
In this example, you’ll explore some of the new features in the Flash Professional 9 Acti …

Writing ActionScript 3.0 in Flash

Writing ActionScript 3.0 in Flash

Writing ActionScript 3.0 in Flash
The Flash Professional 9 ActionScript 3.0 Preview is the only development environment that allows you …

Exploring the Flash Professional 9 ActionScript 3.0 Preview

Exploring the Flash Professional 9 ActionScr ...

Exploring the Flash Professional 9 ActionScript 3.0 Preview
The Adobe Flash Professional 9 ActionScript 3.0 Preview (“AS3 Preview …

Optimizing FLA Files for SWF Output

Optimizing FLA Files for SWF Output

Optimizing FLA Files for SWF Output
SWF file performance is important, and you can improve performance when you create your FLA documen …

Advertising with Flash

Advertising with Flash

Advertising with Flash
Many opportunities exist for creating interactive and engaging advertisements using SWF files. Adobe recommends …

Guidelines for Accessibility in Flash

Guidelines for Accessibility in Flash

Guidelines for Accessibility in Flash
Screen readers are complex, and you can easily encounter unexpected results in FLA files develope …

Guidelines for Creating Flash Applications

Guidelines for Creating Flash Applications

Guidelines for Creating Flash Applications
The best way to create different Flash applications depends on the application you create an …

Projects and Version Control Guidelines

Projects and Version Control Guidelines

Projects and Version Control Guidelines
Projects in Flash introduce a way for members on a team to work together on a single Flash appl …

Video Conventions

Video Conventions

Video Conventions
The use of video in Flash 8 has improved from earlier versions of Flash, and the number of websites using FLV has dra …

Screens Conventions

Screens Conventions

Screens Conventions
Screens let you organize and develop applications using a unique way of arranging assets, which can dramatically re …

Behaviors Conventions

Behaviors Conventions

Behaviors Conventions
Behaviors are prewritten code snippets that can be instantly added to parts of a FLA file. The introduction of be …

Organizing ActionScript in an Application

Organizing ActionScript in an Application

Organizing ActionScript in an Application
One of the most important aspects about programming is consistency, whether it relates to var …

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