Learning ActionScript 3.0

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-10-22
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc

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If you're new to ActionScript 3.0, this is the ideal introductory guide. Learn how ActionScript and Flash work, including essential topics such as logic, event handling, displaying content, classes, migrating projects to ActionScript 3.0, and much more. You'll gain important techniques through hands-on exercises, and build on those skills as the book progresses. The companion website contains material for all of the exercises, plus short quizzes to test your knowledge of key concepts.Flash designers, developers, and beginning programmers alike will find this guide invaluable for navigating ActionScript 3.0's steep learning curve. Author Rich Shupe draws on his vast experience as a Flash developer and trainer to give you a solid ActionScript foundation, revealing ways you can use it for practical, everyday projects, including: New ways to harness the power and performance of ActionScript 3.0 How ActionScript is used in Flash CS3 Professional and the Flash Player Common mistakes people make with the language How to format text, work with sound and video, draw with code, and more Scripting with either procedural or object-oriented techniques How to load assets and data into Flash using SWF, images, text, and XML file formats Tips that go beyond simple script collections, including how to approach a project and which resources can help you along the way New features in Flash Pro CS5, Flash Pro CS4, and Flash Player 10 and 10.1

Author Biography

Rich Shupe has been teaching ActionScript programming to students of all levels since the language became available. He founded his own training and development company, FMA, in 1995. A recognized authority on several technologies, including Flash, Director and QuickTime, Rich is a full-time faculty member at New York's School of Visual Arts' Computer Art Department. His highly acclaimed "Learning ActionScript 3.0" has been called "The best book on ActionScript ever written" by evangelist and Flash community leader Lee Brimelow.

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