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Animation with Scripting for Adobe Flash Professional CS5 Studio Techniques by Justin Putney, Chris Georgenes

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Chapter 3. Introduction to ActionScript Classes

Flash is a powerful tool for Timeline animation. Over the last several product releases, Flash has also become a powerful application development tool. ActionScript is the scripting language that has allowed Flash users to add interactivity to their Flash movies. With the introduction of ActionScript 3.0, a world of possibilities has opened up for Flash users, but as the ActionScript language has matured, the barrier to entry has jumped significantly for users who are new to coding.

This chapter is not a comprehensive guide to using ActionScript. We assume that you have some basic familiarity with ActionScript. If you’re entirely new to ActionScript, you may also want to read Adobe Flash Professional ...

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