Hot Flash ActionScript / Flex How-Tos

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: 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: Create a progress bar preloader with ActionScript 2.0

Preloaders indicate the rate at which a file is being downloaded or displayed. This tutorial shows the ActionSCript 2.0 method to create such a progress bar. 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 making your own progress bar preloaders, 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...

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: 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: 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: Use Flex Photo Viewer on Google Code

This is a simple Adobe Flex Photo Viewer. It uses a number of techniques that are not found in any one place in the literature - data shorting, tile repeater, xml http services, inline mxml actionscripting, click on double functions, use of CDATA Tags, tooltip, glow and fade effects - all done in less than 100 lines of code (once you take out the blank lines). This was created by Mike Lively Director of Instructional Design at Northern Kentucky University for the Over The Rhine project.

How To: Play back an FLV clip in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

In this clip, we learn how to play FLV video 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 playing back Flash video in your own Flash Professional CS5 projects, watch this video guide.

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: 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: 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.

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