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Essential ActionScript 3.0 by Colin Moock

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What's In This Book

This book is divided into three parts.

Part I, provides exhaustive coverage of the core ActionScript language, covering object-oriented programming, classes, objects, variables, methods, functions, inheritance, datatypes, arrays, events, exceptions, scope, namespaces, XML. Part I closes with a look at Flash Player's security architecture.

Part II, explores techniques for displaying content on screen and responding to input events. Topics covered include the Flash runtime display API, hierarchical event handling, mouse and keyboard interactivity, animation, vector graphics, bitmap graphics, text, and content loading operations.

Part III, focuses on ActionScript code-production issues. Topics covered include combining ActionScript with assets created manually in the Flash authoring tool, using the Flex framework in Flex Builder 2, and creating a custom code library.

This book closes with a walkthrough of a fully functional example program—a virtual zoo.

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