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Introducing ActionScript

Note: The following article is an excerpt from Macromedia Flash MX 2004 ActionScript: Training from the Source by Derek Franklin and Jobe Makar.

Introductions form the start of any great relationship. Get ready, then, to be introduced to your new best friend: ActionScript! We believe you’ll find ActionScript a satisfying companion—especially as you delve deeper into the relationship. Although you may not necessarily think of scripting as a creative endeavor, a working knowledge of ActionScript can spark all kinds of ideas—ones that will enable you to create dynamic content that can interact with your users on myriad levels. Best of all, you’ll get the satisfaction of watching your ideas grow into working models that fulfill your projects’ objectives.

In this lesson, we’ll introduce previous ActionScripters to version 2.0 of the language. For new users, we’ll show you some compelling reasons for learning ActionScript, as well as what makes it tick. And if you’re feeling a little shy, sometimes the best thing to do is jump right in—which is exactly what you’ll do here as you create and test a complete interactive project before lesson’s end.


Macromedia Flash MX 2004

Download Lesson 1
astfts_lesson1.pdf (3250 KB)

Download Sample Files (69 KB)