Macromedia Flash MX 2004 ActionScript: Training from the Source

  
Macromedia® Flash MX 2004 ActionScript: Training from the Source
By Derek Franklin, Jobe Makar
 
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: November 19, 2003
ISBN: 0-321-21343-2
Pages: 636
   


Sure, you can use Flash MX 2004 without being a master programmer, but as any Flash developer worth his or her salt will tell you, you're not tapping all of its power unless you're taking advantage of its scripting language "ActionScript 2.0" which offers a more robust programming model and better object-oriented programming support than ever before. Here to take the fear factor out of learning it are Flash veterans and best-selling authors Derek Franklin and Jobe Makar, who demonstrate that scripting is an instinctual process you already know by translating real-life activities into ActionScript scripts. In these pages, you'll find methodologies and techniques for building over 40 real-life Flash ActionScript projects, including sample games, applications, Web sites, and more. New in this edition are coverage of ActionScript 2.0, Web services, Components, Printing, Video, and more. On the companion CD, you'll find all the project files and images you need to complete each project.


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The information in this book is distributed on an "As Is" basis, without warranty. While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of the book, neither the authors, Macromedia, Inc., nor the publisher shall have any liability to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the instructions contained in this book or by the computer software and hardware products described in it.

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Macromedia Press Editor: Angela C. Kozlowski

Editor: Robin Drake

Technical Editors: Steven Heckler, Jeff Tapper

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Compositors: Rick Gordon, Emerald Valley Graphics

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Indexer: Julie Bess

Cover Production: George Mattingly, GMD

Dedication

This book is dedicated in loving memory to Chance.

–Jobe Makar