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Macromedia Flash 8: Training from the Source by James English

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Chapter 8. Creating Forms Using Components

Macromedia Flash components are small applications that are created using Flash and compiled into SWC files, and there is a large set of them included out of the box. Components range from simple interface elements, such as drop-down lists, to robust and complex applications such as photo galleries, polls, charting engines, or even text editors. Components are very useful because they can be dropped into a Flash document and instantly add functionality to a website merely by changing parameters and sometimes using only a small amount of ActionScript.

This lesson shows you how to use many of the components included in Flash 8 Basic to build forms in which users can enter feedback and fill out a survey. ...

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