Web Design Essentials Package for Actionscript 3 includes Learn the Basics of Actionscript 3.0 using Flash CS3. At a glance, this tutorial teaches... Basic Property Changes, Programming Buttons, Listener Events, Navigate to URL's, Object Scope, Detecting Object Collisions, Using GetChild commands, Motion Tweening with Script, Text Fields and Embedding Fonts, Replacing the Mouse Cursor , Loading External SWF's, JPG's, Gif's, PNG's, Attaching Movieclips at Runtime, Using If Statements, Functions, and Variables, Programmably Moving or Dragging Objects, Using Sprite Objects instead of Movieclips. This tutorial teaches a lot of the most commonly used code so those of you familiar with Actionscript 2 don't have to bang your head against the wall for much longer. And if you've never written Actionscript before, this lesson is perfect for you as well. Excellent for beginners!
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
A 2 Hour video lesson which teaches Actionscript 3 Flash Email Forms with "Flash Cookies" Watch Step by Step Instructions for Creating the Form shown, with these key featurs - Locally Shared Objects basically, Flash "cookies" are created to save the form for filling in later. For example, fill in some of the fields above. Press TAB or "Save Form", then close the window and come back. Upon return the information filled in previously will appear. This is a good feature for lengthy forms that might extend over multiple swfs. - Restrict input text to specific characters. Also error messages can prompt users about typing restricted text. You can test this out in the Order # field above. If you type letters instead of numbers, an error prompt will show up. - Prior to submitting the form, required fields can be tested for accurate info. For example, if you exclude the @ symbol or a period in the Email field, the form will prompt you to enter a valid email address - Learn to use four common Components: Checkboxes, Label Buttons, Pulldown Menus, and Scrollbars. Also these components can work together, for example certain pulldown menu's will switch the checkbox to being ed. - Scripted Motion Tweens can be added to make user messages slide in instead of appearing abruptly. You can test this out in the Order # field above. If you type letters instead of numbers, an error prompt will slide / fade in. - Input and Dynamic Text boxes are taught extensively. - The PHP file to send the form is also included and can be modified as well
Learn to Progam an Actionscript 3 XML Gallery Compatible with Flash CS3 This 2 hour Quicktime tutorial for Flash will teach you the Actionscript 3 Code to load an XML File, which will bring thumbnails into a scrollable pane. Thumbnails then link to corresponding images or swfs which load into the main area of the Flash file. Cool Features... In the XML file you can easily change thumbnail paths, pictures paths, picture titles and descriptions using XML. You can also swap thumbnail layouts. The example above uses a single vertical column and single horizontal row of thumbnails to free up more screen real estate for the main images. You can also create thumbnail areas of any number of rows / columns. Add links to open other XML files which can load up alternate galleries. Code taught includes... Functions Enter Frame Listeners Mouse Event Listeners Scripted Motion Tweens Tween Finish Listeners Object Dragging and Release Scoring and Math logic If Statements While Loops Variables Positioning and Scaling General Button Code ScrollPane Components