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Flash MX action script bible - Reinhardt R.

Reinhardt R. Flash MX action script bible - Wiley & sons , 2004. - 987 p.
ISBN: 0-7645-4354-7
Download (direct link): macractionscriptbiblefeb2004.pdf
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folders and nested items, displaying contents as
(Tree), 729 List, 696
Continued
908 Index ♦ E-F
event handlers (continued)
loading external SWF or JPEG content (Loader), 702 Menu, 720 MenuBar, 724-725 MovieClip i nstances described, 224 onEnterFrame, 226 onUnload, 225 objects, defining, 148
status messages from NetStream class, checking, 607-608
table/grid-like data format (DataGrid), 712 text input area with built-in scroll bars (TextArea), 686 TextInput components (V2 UI), 685 event model, 68 event sound, creating, 573 exchanging data. See XML EXE files, 796, 797 expansion, blocking, 805-806 exponentials, calculating (exp() and log() methods), 334-335 exponents, 330-331 exported sound from Library, 571-572 exporting movie
remote Debugger, 208 typed variables and, 96 expressions
ActionScript, 99-100
naming conflicts and problems, detecting, 190 operations, order of, 114-115 extending classes components, 756 dates and times, 353-360 eXtensible Markup Language. See XML eXtensible Stylesheet Language. See XSL external content, loading MovieClip i nstances described, 243 JPEG content, 245 monitoring, 245-246 SWF content at runtime, 243-244 unloading, 247 MP3 file, 583-588 external CSS (Cascading Style Sheet)
HTML, formatting, 457-458 loading, 456 external data storage
in online databases, 48-49 in SWF or other asset files, 47-48 in text files, 48
external error handling browser caching, 194 platform, 194 server, 194-195
F
\f metacharacter, 5
factorial of a number, calculating, 136
fading random letters in and out, 433-435
faux bold and italic styles, 431
feedback, for authors, 891
feedback, gathering. See Flash forms
fields. See DateField; text input area
file formats, 13-14, 50
File Transfer Protocol. See FTP
file versions, 50
filenames, 46, 48. See also naming files files
committing and editing, 57-59 media, storing individual, 47 new, adding, 59-60 project, adding to, 56-57 small size of Flash, 22
system, assessing client’s ability to read, 535
fill
direction, setting, 704
drawing (drawPatternFill() method), 273-275 gradient
complex, 266-267 rotate, 268-269 scale, 267 simple, 264-266 skew, 269-270 translate, 268 finally block, 202
finite numbers, testing (isFinite()), 138 FLA (Flash document files) errors, detecting, 187 file versions, 50, 51 libraries, swapping among, 47 flag variables, 114 Flash
HTML and, 769-771 XML, using with, 631 Flash Communication Server MX advantages of using, 9, 602-603 release of, 20 Flash community, help from, 186, 195-196 Flash document files. See FLA Flash forms creating
Button, 875 CheckBox, 875
Index ♦ F 909
ComboBox, 874 Label, 875 List, 874 RadioButton,874 Textlnput and TextArea, 874 dynamic data, 884-885 Enter key presses, 743 improvements from previous edition, 5 prefilling, 885-887 putting together, 875-877 reasons to use, 873 submitting data basic, 877
with LoadVars object, 877-878 with WebService class, 880-881 with XML, 878-879 URL data, sending and loading, 15 validating data
alerting user, 882 defined values, 881 described, 881 format, 882 practicing, 882-883 value entered into field, 375 Flash movies architecture
as core (one-page HTML), 45 DHTML, 45-46
specialty content (multipage HTML), 44-45 data
external storage, 47-49 internal storage, 46-47 development overview, 39-40 file formats, 50 folder hierarchies, 50 loading content, 822-823 naming conventions file versions, 50
movie clip instances, labels, and variables, 49 SWF files, 49 planning
design documents, 40-41 flowcharts, 42-43 functional specifications, 41-42 Gantt charts, 44 Flash MX 2004 (Macromedia)
ActionScript and, 6-8 animation, 4 applying, 14-15 bitmap graphics, 4 CD, back-of-the-book, 890 data, moving, 14
described, 3-4 dynamic content, 5 elements or assets, 12 file types, 13-14
Flash Player 7 improvements, 8-10 frames, 12 layers, 12
movie playback, 13 multimedia authoring, 5 planning development, 15-16 product integration, 11 Rich Internet Applications, 5 scenes, 12 shared libraries, 11 templates, 11
user interface improvements, 5-6 vector graphics, 4 Flash MX Pro 2004 (Macromedia) Project Panel adding new files, 59-60 described, 51-52 files, 56-59
project and site, establishing, 52-56 publishing entire project, 60 Flash Player
ASCII characters, 411 automatic updating, 10 downloading, 21
ECMA-262 Strict Mode compliance, 8 errors in Flash document, finding, 187 hyperlinks, enhanced support, 10 improved runtime performance, 8 interactivity, parsing files, 47 keypresses, compatibility with, 479 mouse wheel support, 10
movie communicating with (fscommand ()), 138
MP3 files, playing, 563
non-capabilities, 25-26
security, 8-9, 536-537
self-running stand-alone player
applications, executing other, 808 aspect ratio for full-screen, 800 benefits of using, 796-797 commands and arguments, 798-799 described, 24, 795-796 desktop access, blocking, 806-808 expansion, blocking, 805-806 limitations, 797
resizable projector window, 800-804 third-party applications, 808-809 settings, showing (System class), 530-531 shared objects, accepting, 618
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