Hot Flash ActionScript / Flex How-Tos

How To: Choose a workspace in Adobe Flash Builder 4

Need some help figuring out how to select a workspace in Adobe Flash Builder 4? This clip will teach you what you'll need to know to make an informed decision. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash IDE (previously titled Adobe Flex Builder) or simply wish to become better acquainted with the program, you're sure to find benefit in this free video software tutorial. For more information, including specific, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Create a custom class for your game's hero using Flash

Creating a modern video game is a mammoth undertaking, especially if you are working alone. Hopefully, this video will make it a little bit easier. It will teach you how to create a custom class for your game's hero character using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3. Doing so will make your main character react in predetermined ways to a variety of actions, which is very useful if you want the character to react consistently throughout the game.

How To: Adjust volume with ActionScript 3.0 in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

In this clip, we learn how to use ActionScript to generate a volume control within an Adobe Flash Professional CS5 project. Whether you're new to the Adobe's popular Flash authoring application, new to ActionScript 3.0 or are a seasoned Flash developer merely looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to be well served by this clip. For more information, and to get started implementing volume controls in your own Flash projects, watch this video guide.

How To: Create a random frame using Flash and Actionscript 3

Flash and Actionscript can be used together to create damn near any sort of animation or website feature that you could want. This video will teach you how to do just one thing: generate a random frame using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3. This is handy if you want to create a button that will link to several different objects randomly. Fun if you want to add the zest of unpredictability to your user's website experience.

How To: Use startDrag and stopDrag functions in ActionScript 2

Add interactivity to your Flash files with this basic tutorial on start/stopDrag functions in ActionScript 2.0. This function allows the user to manually move objects with their mouse clicks. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash CS3, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, and to get started using startDrag and stopDrag in your own projects, watch this ...

How To: Make a data entry form component in Flash Builder 4

Need a little bit of help figuring out how to build custom data entry form components in Flash Builder 4? This clip will show you what to do. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash IDE (previously titled Adobe Flex Builder) or simply wish to become better acquainted with the program, you're sure to find benefit in this free video software tutorial. For more information, including specific, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Create the basics of a platform game with Actionscript

The platform game is probably the most popular style of game of all time (1st person shooters are catching up) thanks to Mario. Have you ever wanted to make your own? This video is here to help you get started. It will walk you through the first steps in the process, creating a hero character and then enabling them to jump and land on platforms at the press of a button. Now you're on your way to making your very own platformer!

How To: Make a Flash object rotate with ActionScript

This clip demonstrates an easy way to make an object rotate using Flash ActionScript. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, and to get started rotating elements with ActionScript in your own Adobe Flash projects, watch this video guide.

How To: Use timelines when working in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

In this clip, we learn how to make use of timelines when working in Flash Professional CS5. Whether you're new to the Adobe's popular Flash authoring application, new to ActionScript 3.0 or are a seasoned Flash developer merely looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to be well served by this clip. For more information, and to get started using the Actions panel Toolbox yourself, watch this video guide.

How To: Use the display list feature in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

In this clip, we learn how to make use of the display list when working in Flash Professional CS5. Whether you're new to the Adobe's popular Flash authoring application, new to ActionScript 3.0 or are a seasoned Flash developer merely looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to be well served by this clip. For more information, and to get started using the display list yourself, watch this video guide.

How To: Use the Actions panel Toolbox in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

In this clip, we learn how to make use of the Adobe Flash Professional Actions panel Toolbox. Whether you're new to the Adobe's popular Flash authoring application, new to ActionScript 3.0 or are a seasoned Flash developer merely looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to be well served by this clip. For more information, and to get started using the Actions panel Toolbox yourself, watch this video guide.

How To: Use the List & DropDownList controls in Flash Builder

Need a introduction to the List and DropDownList Flash Builder data-aware controls within Adobe Flash Builder 4? This clip will show you what to do. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash IDE (previously titled Adobe Flex Builder) or simply wish to become better acquainted with the program, you're sure to find benefit in this free video software tutorial. For more information, including specific, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Use Actionscript 3 to hide secret objects on your site

Web users are for the large part nosy, spoiler-loving folks who refuse to let websites and other users keep secrets from them. Thwart these trolls! This video will teach you how to use Actionscript 3 to hide the context menu from your site's users, preventing them from skipping to further parts of your slideshow or game and ruining the continuity of your work. You will also learn how to create a link that will show up in user's context menus when they right-click on objects. These two tools w...

How To: Create rollover events with Flash ActionScript 2.0

This is a basic Flash tutorial showing you how to make an event occur when you scroll the mouse on and off an object using ActionScript 2.0. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash CS3, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, and to get started creating and using rollovers in your own Flash projects, watch this video guide.

How To: Track load progress with ActionScript in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

In this clip, we learn how to track load progress within a Flash Professional CS5 project. Whether you're new to the Adobe's popular Flash authoring application, new to ActionScript 3.0 or are a seasoned Flash developer merely looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to be well served by this clip. For more information, and to get started tracking load progress in your own Flash Builder projects, watch this video guide.

How To: Connect a class to a symbol in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

In this clip, we learn how to connect a class to a symbol within Flash Professional CS5. Whether you're new to the Adobe's popular Flash authoring application, new to ActionScript 3.0 or are a seasoned Flash developer merely looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to be well served by this clip. For more information, and to get started tying classes to symbols in your own Flash projects, watch this video guide.

How To: Create a basic game with Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3

Creating a game using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3 is a great way to start the gamemaking career you've always dreamed of. If you want a game company to hire you, it will really help if you have at least one simple, creative game in your portfolio. If you want help with this undertaking, this seven-part video series will teach you how to create a simple spaceship shooting game from start to finish. The first three videos cover physics topics like acceleration, friction, and velocity, the adju...

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