Macromedia Flash MX 2004 ActionScript Fundamentals

Getting Started

ActionScript/JavaScript/ECMA 262
New to Flash MX 2004 ActionScript
Overview
How to Do These Tutorials

Tools & Terminology

Overview
Flash GUI
ActionScript Editor
Movie Explorer
Property Inspector I
Property Inspector II
Library

Testing & Debugging

The Debug Menu
The Debugger

Building Blocks

Introduction to Datatypes
The number Datatype
The null Datatype
The Boolean Datatype
The string & undefined Datatypes
The function Datatype I
The function Datatype II
The xscale Demo Program
The object Datatype I
The object Datatype II
The object Datatype III
The array Datatype I
The array Datatype II
The "new" Keyword
Classes
Review

Operators

Operators Overview
Numeric & Assignment Operators I
Numeric and Assignment Operators II
Comparison Operators
String Operators I
String Operators II
Logical Operators
Equality Operators
Assignment Operators
Dot & Array Access Operators

Statements

Statements Overview
while
do while I
do while II
for I
for II
for III
for IV
for-in I
for-in II
break & continue
switch, if-else
switch II
try/catch/finally I
try/catch/finally II
ifFrameLoaded
set/with/Wrapup

Functions & Scope

Functions I
Functions II
Functions III
Functions IV
Functions & Scope I
Functions & Scope II
Load Order & Scope
The "_parent" Keyword
The "this" Keyword
Lexical vs. Logical Scoping
The "arguments" Array

Objects

Objects Overview
Objects Application I
Objects Application II
Objects Application III
Objects Application IV
Objects Application V
Objects Application VI
Objects Application VII
Objects Application VIII
XML I
XML II
XML III
DataGrid Component

Events

Events Overview
onMouseUp/onMouseDown/onRelease
Event Handler Formats
onPress
onKeyUp Listener
Stage.onResize()
TextField Events
loadVars.onLoad()
MovieClip Events I
MovieClip Events II

Classes & Inheritance

Classes I
Classes II
Classes III
get and set Function I
get and set Function II
Inheritance
The "super" Operator I
The "super" Operator II
Class Design Principles I
Class Design Principles II
Dropdown Menu I
Dropdown Menu II
Dropdown Menu III
SimpleMenu Class
Scope in Class Event Handlers I
Scope in Class Event Handlers II
Using "super" with "arguments"

Core & Movie Clip Classes

Core Classes Intro/Overview I
Core Classes Intro/Overview II
Core Classes Intro/Overview III
Array
Array
Array.push()
Array
Array.pop()
Array.sort()
Array.splice() I
Array.splice() II
Array.splice() III
Array.reverse()
String Class Overview I
String Class Overview II
String Class Application I
String Class Application II
String Class Application III
String Class Application IV
Math Class Overview I
Math Class Overview II
Math.sin (sine)
Math.sin Application I
Math.sin Application II
Math, TextFormat
Math I
Math II
Color
Sound I
Sound II
MovieClipLoader

Wrapping Up

Best Practices
Where to Go from Here

Credits

About the Author