ActionScript Cookbook

# Автор: Joey Lott

# Paperback: 552 pages ;
# Dimensions (in inches): 1.65 x 9.16 x 7.34
# Publisher: O’Reilly & Associates;
# 1st edition (June 2003)
# ISBN: 0596004907

This resource for Flash MX developers presents over 300 "recipes" which solve common ActionScript problems and simplify processes. Coverage includes drawing shapes at runtime, accepting user input, controlling movie clips programmatically, connecting back end databases, and creating an MP3 jukebox. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the Flash authoring tool and has used some basic ActionScript in the past.Copyright © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

ActionScript has blossomed into a large and important language whose sheer volume of capabilities can be daunting. The ActionScript Cookbook breaks it all down into tasks that are relevant, practical, and insightful. Appealing to the budding coder as well as the experienced ActionScript jockeys, this book offers new perspectives and approaches to ActionScript development that will empower all developers. The ActionScript Cookbook contains over 300 recipes on a myriad of topics. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find:

  • Drawing shapes at runtime
  • Controlling movie clips programmatically
  • Accepting user input and manipulating text strings
  • Accessing audio and video via Flash Communications Server
  • Working with Flash Remoting to connect to back end databases
  • Using record sets with data grids
  • And, much, much more in over 20 recipe-laden chapters
  • Seven full chapters of sample applications including a Video/Chat Message Server application and more

This Cookbook’s logical progression from short recipes for small problems to longer, more complex scripts for thornier riddles allows developers to link modular ActionScript pieces together to create rock-solid solutions for Flash applications. The ActionScript Cookbook is for people who say, "I understand everything in theory, but I don’t know where to start in practice." This book is all about practice.