The Hidden Power of Flash Components by J. Scott Hamlin

By J. Scott Hamlin

Flash parts: the foremost to swifter improvement and complex performance

you do not have to be a programmer to accomplish awesome results with the masses of Flash parts to be had from Macromedia and numerous 3rd events. step-by-step, The Hidden strength of Flash parts exhibits you how--and the enclosed CD presents a library of strong elements prepared so you might perform with, construct upon, and use on your personal initiatives.

For these of you with a little programming adventure, this publication additionally demonstrates tips to construct your personal parts to take advantage of and proportion with different builders. no matter what your goals, and despite your event, quickly all of the energy of this excellent Flash characteristic can be inside of your succeed in. insurance contains:

  • Determining the simplest how you can leverage elements
  • Avoiding part pitfalls
  • Customizing exterior assets to be used with elements
  • Building your personal elements
  • Building a customized UI, dwell Preview, and MXP dossier for an element
  • Customizing part paintings
  • Using elements to construct video games
  • Understanding the variation among elements and SmartClips
  • Troubleshooting part development and alertness
  • Using a number of parts to create extra advanced results

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics are usually not integrated as a part of e-book dossier.

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Actions On Press, Actions On Rollover, Actions On Rollout These are array handlers. They allow you to specify an action for each of the menu items that will be executed when the user clicks, rolls over, or rolls out of the item, respectively. You can provide a URL to another web page, the path to an SWF file that will be loaded, or a simple ActionScript command. You can use any of the following actions: gotoAndPlay, gotoAndStop, nextFrame, play, prevFrame, and stop. gotoAndPlay(3). Each of these parameters can be left blank if you do not want any actions to occur for that particular event.

Now let's create another movie clip and assign the Identifier name to it that we entered in the Graphic Linkage parameter array (spike5). Click the Cancel button in the Linkage Properties dialog box. 18). 19). 19: Changing the name to Spike 5 Now click the Advanced button. Click the Export For ActionScript option. 20). Click OK when you are done. 20: The Advanced button in the Duplicate Symbol dialog box provides access to Linkage property settings. The Advanced button in the Duplicate Symbol dialog box is a nice little shortcut.

This is the default size of the component instance. The selectable area is largely determined by the Flash movie used to generate the Live Preview in Flash. The selectable area of the component is the default size of the component in the Live Preview Flash file. When the movie is published, the button works as it should. Every visible part of the button responds to interaction. However, when you're working within Flash, the instance of the component is only selectable within the original area, marked by the blue outline.

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