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Learn how to translate a largely Flex MXML program into a largely ActionScript program.  Learn that events can be subdivided into two major categories: those that involve direct user interaction and those that don't.  Learn how to use the events documentation to find what you need to write event-driven ActionScript programs.
Click Effects03 to run this ActionScript program. (Click the "Back" button in your browser to return to this page.)

Table of contents

Preface

General

ActionScript 3: Note that all references to ActionScript in this lesson are references to version 3 or later.

This tutorial lesson is part of a continuing series of lessons dedicated to object-oriented programming (OOP) with ActionScript.

Several ways to create and launch ActionScript programs

There are several ways to create and launch programs written in the ActionScript programming language. Many of the lessons in this series willuse Adobe Flex as the launch pad for the sample ActionScript programs.

An earlier lesson titled The Default Application Container provided information on how to get started programming with Adobe's Flex Builder 3. (See Baldwin's Flex programming website .) You should study that lesson before embarking on the lessons in this series.

Some understanding of Flex MXML will be required

I also recommend that you study all of the lessons on Baldwin's Flex programming website in parallel with your study of these ActionScript lessons. Eventually you will probably need to understand both ActionScript and Flex andthe relationships that exist between them in order to become a successful ActionScript programmer.

Will emphasize ActionScript code

It is often possible to use either ActionScript code or Flex MXML code to achieve the same result. Insofar as this series of lessons is concerned,the emphasis will be on ActionScript code even in those cases where Flex MXML code maybe a suitable alternative.

Viewing tip

I recommend that you open another copy of this document in a separate browser window and use the following links to easily find and view the figuresand listings while you are reading about them.

Figures

  • Figure 1 . Program ActivateEvent01 screen graphics.
  • Figure 2 . Debug output in the system console.
  • Figure 3 . Project file structure for Effects03.
  • Figure 4 . Screen display at startup.
  • Figure 5 . Screen display after clicking Start and Pause.
  • Figure 6 . Screen display after the effect has run to completion.
  • Figure 7 . Comparable MXML code.

Listings

  • Listing 1 . Common code for the MXML file.
  • Listing 2 . Beginning of Driver class for ActivateEvent01.
  • Listing 3 . The event handler methods.
  • Listing 4 . Beginning of Driver class for Effects03.
  • Listing 5 . Beginning of the constructor for Effects03.
  • Listing 6 . Prepare the TextArea object and add it to the Panel.
  • Listing 7 . Prepare an embedded image and add it to the Panel.
  • Listing 8 . Add the button bar to the panel.
  • Listing 9 . Prepare the six buttons for use.
  • Listing 10 . Configure the Resize object.
  • Listing 11 . Event handlers registered on the Resize object.
  • Listing 12 . Common event handler for the buttons.
  • Listing 13 . Event handler for the creationComplete event dispatched by the Panel.
  • Listing 14 . The common MXML code.
  • Listing 15 . Driver class for ActivateEvent01.
  • Listing 16 . Driver class for Effects03.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
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Adin
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Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
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Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
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Akash Reply
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Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
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Anassong
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Lily
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
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Lily
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Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
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Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
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Virgil
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CYNTHIA
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