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The ActionScript™ 3.0 Migration Guide: Making the Move from ActionScript 2.0 by Kris Hadlock

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Chapter 9. Loading

LOADING EXTERNAL ASSETS has provided Flash with completely dynamic functionality, allowing XML and database connectivity, and image and movie display. This chapter covers the differences between ActionScript 2 and ActionScript 3 in how to load external variables, how to trigger a URL to a Web site, and how to load external assets and track their progress with ActionScript.

Loading External Variables

Loading external variables in ActionScript is made possible with the flashvars attribute and/or tag, depending on the implementation. Flashvars offers a direct method for passing name-value pairs to a Flash movie through embed and object tags. While the process of passing variables to a Flash movie is virtually the same in both versions ...

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