This chapter covers how to do the following:

  • Store information in your projects using variables

  • Choose the right data type for the information you need to store

  • Create constants to store information that never changes

  • Perform arithmetic and make decisions

  • Perform a set of actions repeatedly by using loops

  • Separate common parts of code into functions

  • Comment your code so that you and others know what it does

In this chapter, you will learn about the basic fundamental building blocks of the ActionScript 3.0 language.

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