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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS4 Professional in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition by Lynn Beighley, Phillip Kerman

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Chapter 16. Basic Interactivity

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS HOUR:

  • How to get started using ActionScript to make Flash do exactly what you want

  • How to create simple buttons the user can click

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Flash’s programming language is called ActionScript. Like any programming language, ActionScript enables you to write instructions your movie follows. Without ActionScript, your movie plays the same way every time. For example, if you want the user to be able to start and stop the movie, you need ActionScript.

ActionScript has grown from a handful of available instructions to a full-fledged programming language. This means it’s become more powerful, but it’s also gotten more complex. The concepts you learn this hour should help ...

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