If Flash MX 2004 ActionScript can do it, you can do it too...
ActionScript gives you exacting control in Flash applications. This comprehensive volume gives you a complete education in ActionScript 2.0, a new feature of Flash MX 2004. Youll explore ActionScript syntax, best practices, and beginning, intermediate, and advanced topics. And since the best way to learn ActionScript is to practice writing it, youll find dozens of exercises that let you apply the concepts. Whether youre a beginning programmer or a veteran of previous ActionScript incarnations, youll find a new world of possibilities within these pages.
Inside, youll find complete coverage of Flash MX 2004 ActionScript
Understand basic ActionScript syntax and use the built-in commands, functions, and classes
Explore how ActionScript works with related technologies, including Flash Remoting
Gain more control over the print function
Apply CSS formatting to HTML displays
Discover how to create sophisticated interactivity in Flash applications, control elements on the Stage, and manipulate data from external sources
Collect and track input from viewers of Flash movies
Learn to use the MovieClip and Button classes and the Drawing API
Make the most of user interface components included with Flash, and learn to create your own components
Optimize and manage the download and presentation of content
Value-packed CD-ROM includes
Trial versions of Macromedia Flash MX Professional 2004, Flash Remoting MX, Flash Communication Server MX, and ColdFusion® MX Enterprise
Complete ActionScripts and databases you can customize for your own use
Completed files demonstrating the exercises found in the book
Robert Reinhardt is the lead co-author of the Flash Bible series and the Flash MX ActionScript Bible (Wiley), as well as the lead co-author of Rich Media MX: Building Multi-User Systems with Macromedia MX Software (Macromedia Press).
Joey Lott is the author or co-author of "Flash 8 Cookbook", "Programming Flash Communication Server", and "ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook" (all O'Reilly). Working in the Internet industry since 1996, Joey co-founded RightSpring, Inc., and consulted for YourMobile/Premium Wireless Services and Ads.com, before joining Schematic. He's been teaching Flash and ActionScript since 1999.