This chapter is the first of several chapters that outline and demonstrate some fundamental concepts of ActionScript. You’ll practice some basic coding techniques to learn how to create complex applications. In this chapter, you’ll also learn about how to work with data in a FLA file, and what kinds of data you can work with. In the next chapter, Chapter 5, “Syntax and Language Fundamentals,” you’ll discover how to use ActionScript syntax and form statements. Following this, Chapter 6, “Functions and Methods” demonstrates how to use functions and methods in the ActionScript language.
For more information about data and data types, see the following sections: