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Learning ActionScript 2.0 for Macromedia® Flash® 8 by Peter deHaan, Jen deHaan

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Appendix F. Terminology

As with all scripting languages, ActionScript uses its own terminology. Macromedia Flash also uses unique terminology. The following list provides an introduction to important ActionScript terms, and Flash terms that relate to programming with ActionScript and that are unique to working in the Flash authoring environment.

ActionScript editor

is the code editor in the Actions panel and Script window. The ActionScript editor consists of a number of features, such as Auto formatting, showing hidden characters, and color coding parts of your scripts. (Also see: Script window, Actions panel).

Actions panel

is a panel in the Flash authoring environment where you write ActionScript code.

Anonymous function

is an unnamed function that ...

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