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Actionscripting Shortcut

This is a little known fact that I caught on to from an adept actionscripting friend of mine a while back. I am always amazed how useful it is for saving time, and also amazed by how few people know about it.

When in the actionscripting window try the following:

Step 1: Press the 'Esc' (Escape) key and let go.

Step 2: Try a letter combination abbreviation of a script, for example: 'st' (for stop)
When you press 'Esc' then 'st' the code: 'stop();' shows up in the actionscript window.
There is a combination for nearly every actionscript code out there!

  • 'Esc' + 'gp' creates 'gotoAndPlay();'
  • 'Esc' + 'nf' creates 'nextFrame();'
  • 'Esc' + 'if' creates 'if (){ }'
  • ‘Esc’ + ‘ss’ creates ‘stopAllSounds();’

This is a very intuitive process... and most of the time I just guess at what the abbreviation should be and come up with great time saving results. Think about it, you can now sum up most snippets of code with three keystrokes!

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Added: 2004-09-13
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