Chapter: Internet & World Wide Web HOW TO PROGRAM - Rich Internet Application Client Technologies - Adobe Flash CS3

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ActionScript

Figure 16.53 lists common Flash ActionScript 3.0 functions. By attaching these functions to frames and symbols, you can build some fairly complex Flash movies.

ActionScript

 

Figure 16.53 lists common Flash ActionScript 3.0 functions. By attaching these functions to frames and symbols, you can build some fairly complex Flash movies.



Function : Description

 

gotoAndPlay : Jump to a frame or scene in another part of the movie and start playing the movie.

gotoAndStop : Jump to a frame or scene in another part of the movie and stop the movie.

play : Start playing a movie from the beginning, or from wherever it has been stopped.

stop : Stop a movie.

SoundMixer.stopAll : Stop the sound track without affecting the movie.

navigateToUrl : Load a URL into a new or existing browser window.

fscommand : Insert JavaScript or other scripting languages into a Flash movie.

Loader class : Load a SWF or JPEG file into the Flash Player from the current

 : movie. Can also load another SWF into a particular movie.

framesLoaded : Check whether certain frames have been loaded.

addEventListener : Assign functions to a movie clip based on specific events. The events include load, unload, enterFrame, mouseUp, mouseDown, mouseMove, keyUp, keyDown and data.

if : Set up condition statements that run only when the condition is true.

while/do while : Run a collection of statements while a condition statement is true.

trace : Display programming notes or variable values while testing a movie.

Math.random : Returns a random number less than or equal to 0 and less than 1.

Fig. 16.53 | Common ActionScript functions.

 

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