Learn All About User Interface Components using Actionscript 3
The Video Tutorial Covers all of Flash CS3's User Interface Components
Plus example files are also included for every component below.
CS3 Button Component - simple clickable button. This part also teaches how to change the text style of this component and all others
CS3 CheckBox Component - simple checkbox, turns a value on or off
CS3 ColorPicker Component -gives users a pallette to choose colors from. This part demos how to tint objects / text to that color
CS3 ComboBox Component -basic pulldown menu
CS3 DataGrid Component - displays tabular type data, This includes loading an XML file into a data grid example file included
CS3 Label Component -simple label, often used with another component to describe it
CS3 List Component -scrollable list
CS3 NumericStepper Component - For clicking to step up or down a number at specified intervals
CS3 ProgressBar Component - used for showing the loading progress of the current file or externally loaded content examples for each
CS3 RadioButton Component - great for a multiple choice type quiz includes an example quiz file, great for teachers
CS3 ScrollPane Component - scrollable container for content images, movieclips, swfs, etc
CS3 Slider Component - simple slider device, could be used for moving objects onstages or changing values
CS3 TextArea Component - used for a scrolling dynamic text
CS3 TextInput Component - used for capturing user input
CS3 TileList Component - perfect for loading a thumbnail gallery, or any series of full size images. Could be set as a grid or rows/columns
CS3 UILoader Component - used for loading external image files includes other swfs
CS3 UIScrollBar Component - used for a scrolling dynamic text, the example includes loading text from a .txt file online
During the lesson and in each example file we've demonstrated code for the most common uses of each component.
Trace statements in each file are used to output different example values that could be useful in your project. Of course watching the tutorial videos are your best learning source, but if you're in a hurry for a quick example of each component, these example files will be a handy reference and stepping stone for exploring each component's full uses.
Most example files include a component already onstage and a runtime-created version of the component.
All code is written in Actionscript 3