Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Actionscript

by Derek Franklin, Jobe Makar

Macromedia Press, November, 2003.
Trade Paperback, 764 pages.
ISBN: 0321213432

Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Actionscript by Derek Franklin, Jobe Makar ActionScript is the programming language behind Flash, Macromedia's web technology that is popular for use on interactive and multimedia websites. This book helps the programmer learn Flash concepts and contains 21 lessons that help readers build their skills progressively as they advance through the book. The book also includes 40 functional projects, including games, applications and Flash websites, to help the programmer develop their ActionScript skill. The book helps readers learn Flash concepts like how to create custom classes of objects, design a user-interface menu, validate and transfer data, printing Flash content and work with movie and sound clips. The accompanying CD includes the files, graphics and code needed to complete each lesson and project. Some prior programming experience is helpful, especially experience with JavaScript or Java. Developers new to either Flash programming or new to the latest version of ActionScript 2.0, will find plenty of practical instruction, sample code and tips in this comprehensive reference.

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This review was published in the May-June, 2004 of The Internet Writing Journal.

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