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Macromedia® Flash® 8 ActionScript: Training from the Source by Danny Patterson, Jobe Makar

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Chapter 10. UI Components

Look at nearly any computer program, whether it’s used for creating and managing a database or drawing illustrations, and you’ll notice a number of interface elements common to those applications. You’ll see similarities in buttons, scroll bars, drop-down boxes, sliders, and so on. These elements can be found in most applications because they are accepted and time-tested tools for allowing the user to interact with and receive information from the interface.

In most application development environments, such as Visual Studio .NET, the interface elements are preassembled, meaning that developers can simply drag an element such as a slider from a palette, drop it into the application being developed, and add some code to ...

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