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Author: Eddie Carroll | Website: http://www.flashkit.com

Introduction

Welcome to Data Types! In this tutorial we are going to discuss and learn about one of the new introductions to Flash Actionscript. Some basic data types existed in Flash 4 such as strings, numbers and boolean though they weren't formalised until Flash 5. As you have probably figured out, Flash 5 Actionscript is a lot more complex that its Flash 4 parent but it's complexity delivers something the internet needs - more power :)

What's a Data Type?
Simply put, a data type defines the type of data a variable or actionscript element can hold. In Flash 5 there are two types of data types - primitive and reference.

Let's begin with the primitive data types. If you have used flash 4 previously, the primitive data types will be familiar - strings, numbers and boolean. The term "primitive" is used because they were the "first" or "original" data types in programming.

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Added: 2000-10-26
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Eddie was a Content Editor at Flashkit.com and is actually a sentient Gateway Solo 2150xl notebook that suffers from acute lysdexia and caffeine addiction. He is carried on the shoulders of a semi-autonomous human called "Body".
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