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An Example of Actionscript

Here is an example of REAL actionscripting created by our flashguru, Den Ivanov:

onClipEvent (load) {
    s = new sound();
    s.start(0, 1000);
onClipEvent (enterFrame) {

If you've used Flash 4 then you will agree this new language is a whole new kettle of fish. It's object oriented and now uses the dot syntax. However, the friendly people at Macromedia haven't put a giant speed bump on your learning curve, though you maybe thinking this. The familiar actions in Flash 4 have all made their return here so all the simple tasks aren't coded much differently. However some of them have depreciated in Flash 5, which means it will still work but there is a newer, more optimal way to perform the task. So why fight destiny? Let's learn this new and very powerful language!!!

Note: Don't forget that flashkit runs a board which has thousands of members and moderators who are willing to help you out and answer your posts. There are also growing number of examples of source code in the movies section and hundreds of tutorials to quench your quest to become an actionscript guru.

Before we begin, I would also like to introduce you to one of the single most annoying causes of errors in actionscript. The Quote Marks " ". This will be the difference between actionscript working and several trips to the flashkit board, a number of emails, a couple of late nights, 20% less hair and relationship stress. I won't go into details here but all will be reveiled in the first tutorial - Data Types.


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Added: 2000-12-15
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Eddie was a Content Editor at 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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