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Macromedia Flash 8: Training from the Source by James English

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Chapter 9. Learning ActionScript Basics

Just because you have Macromedia Flash 8 Basic doesn’t mean that you don’t have access to one of the most powerful features of Flash. ActionScript is what you use to “make things go,” and without it, well, your Flash applications aren’t really applications. They’re more like pictures at an exhibition: Very nice to look at, but what do they do? Well, if they had ActionScript, they would be calculating sales tax, or reading in information from text fields, or streaming MP3 files from some other location through the Flash Player, and any number of super-cool things that go beyond the scope of just looking pretty.

ActionScript adds life to the Tech Bookstore!

If the term ActionScript makes you tremble, fear not. ...

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