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Total Training for Adobe Flash CS3: Professional ActionScript 3 UI & Data

Video Description

Explore new territories in the land of data handling and user interface (UI) design with ActionScript 3 language in Flash CS3. With John Ulliman as your guide, this video series provides plenty of hands-on experience as you learn how to design a typical shopping application, handle external graphic data, and learn how to draw and manipulate graphs and display text data. You'll also look at different types of data and how to load and use them in your Flash applications, and discover how to use the new Component elements in Flash CS3.

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: THE TEXT FIELD CLASS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:46
    2. Using Dynamic Text 00:09:01
    3. Building a Scroll Bar 00:08:38
    4. Setting Up the Drag Slider 00:10:54
    5. Using the enterFrame Event 00:05:53
    6. Attaching the Slider to the Text Field 00:04:20
    7. Using the Scroll Bar 00:04:56
    8. Introducing Components 00:04:57
  2. CHAPTER 2: FORMATTING TEXT IN FLASH
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:22
    2. Understanding the Chapter Objective 00:03:03
    3. Creating a New Text Field 00:07:35
    4. Setting Up Text Field Properties 00:07:13
    5. Using the htmlText Property 00:06:08
    6. Using the TextFormat Object 00:09:02
    7. Creating a Second TextFormat Object 00:04:21
    8. Embedding Custom Fonts 00:03:45
    9. Introducing CSS Styles 00:09:00
    10. Loading CSS Files 00:08:42
  3. CHAPTER 3: LOADING EXTERNAL DATA
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:27
    2. Exploring the Document 00:03:43
    3. Using the URLLoader Class 00:07:51
    4. Handling IO Errors 00:04:32
    5. Building a Loader into a Button 00:06:24
    6. Setting Up the Menu Buttons 00:02:44
    7. Loading Variables 00:07:56
    8. Creating a TimerEvent 00:10:09
    9. Adding a UI Scroll Bar Component 00:10:20
  4. CHAPTER 4: INTRO TO XML & COMPONENTS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:28
    2. Comparing XML & HTML 00:05:05
    3. Loading XML 00:05:32
    4. Assigning Data to an Object 00:04:40
    5. Using the Combo Box Component 00:04:35
    6. Adding Items to the Combo Box 00:05:42
    7. Setting Up a Combo Box Selection 00:03:51
    8. Using the Text Area Component 00:05:36
    9. Setting Up Another Text Area 00:04:17
    10. Using the Loader Component 00:06:01
    11. Setting Component Styles 00:05:05
    12. Modifying Component Skins 00:07:55
  5. CHAPTER 5: MAKING A SHOPPING APPLICATION
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:38
    2. Loading Up the XML 00:06:56
    3. Building the Category List 00:07:48
    4. Using the TileList Component 00:04:44
    5. Finishing the TileList Component 00:08:08
    6. Loading Up Product Feedback on Select 00:06:57
    7. Using the Button Component 00:08:13
    8. Formatting Text 00:04:27
    9. Customizing Component Skins 00:05:43
    10. Finishing the Component Skins 00:06:22
  6. CHAPTER 6: MAKING A CATALOG IMAGE VIEWER
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:30
    2. Building the Image Viewer Class 00:06:49
    3. Accessing the Graphics Property 00:04:45
    4. Working with the ScrollPane Component 00:04:21
    5. Setting the ScrollPane Properties 00:05:40
    6. Setting the ScrollPane Scale Property 00:08:13
    7. Adding Button Components 00:05:18
    8. Setting In & Out Zoom Functions 00:04:48
    9. Setting Up a Drag & Drop Function 00:07:29
    10. Closing the Image Viewer 00:05:44
  7. CHAPTER 7: THE DATA GRID COMPONENT
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:32
    2. Setting Up the Cart Class 00:06:09
    3. Loading Up the Cart Array 00:04:21
    4. Building the Data Grid Component 00:07:45
    5. Configuring the Data Grid 00:06:53
    6. Calculating Totals 00:07:22
    7. Adding More Items to the Cart 00:05:29
    8. Removing Items from the Cart 00:05:08
    9. Preparing the Check Out Data 00:05:07
  8. CHAPTER 8: PLOTTING GPS TRACKING DATA
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:26
    2. Loading Up GPS Data 00:05:28
    3. Parsing Delimited Data 00:08:31
    4. Creating the Data Point Class 00:04:17
    5. Plotting the Data Points 00:10:07
    6. Completing the Data Points 00:02:19
    7. Adding an Overlay 00:06:50
    8. Setting Up an Overlay Rollover 00:04:34
  9. CHAPTER 9: USING RSS DATA
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:29
    2. Introducing RSS 00:07:01
    3. Reading in RSS Data 00:04:31
    4. Setting Up the Layout for Display Components 00:02:35
    5. Loading Up the List Component 00:02:37
    6. Setting Up the List Selection 00:02:37
    7. Handling the Link Data 00:04:04
    8. Setting Up a Text Format Style 00:03:42
  10. CHAPTER 10: GRAPHING STOCK DATA
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:30
    2. Reading in Stock Data 00:07:11
    3. Searching Graph Parameters 00:07:14
    4. Adding the Graph Labels 00:04:55
    5. Setting Up the Graph 00:04:07
    6. Plotting the First Point 00:05:35
    7. Plotting the Remaining Points 00:02:48
    8. Setting Up a Bar Graph 00:04:28
    9. Drawing a Bar Graph 00:08:04
    10. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:14