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Flash Actionscript, Flex, AS3 Resources and Reviews

Flash Actionscript, Flex, as3 Resources and Reviews

I wanted to share some of the online resource and books that will increase your profiency in Actionscript and Flash CS3, CS4, CS5 Skills. Here you can find the best actionscript, flex and flash tutorial that Designscripting.com has offered are grouped together under sections making it useful for you to boost the skills in Actionscript, flex, flash, Adobe Air and on Web.

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Flash Basics and Design Tutorials:

Free Glossy Icon In Flash
Create glossy icons to navigation menu for you website. This tutorials illustrates how to create glossy Icons.Code is minimal that even beginners can use in their project.Menu can be used to display Images, Works in portfolio sites.

Proximity effect for Icons/Images
This is a kind of effect that long back I have seen on a website and recreated for my portfolio site. But unfortunately the harddisk of mine got crashed and lost all the files. Today I have seen the same in theflashblog website and recreated the same with minimal code for the designers to make use of it.

Free Dynamic Flash Slideshow
Flash SlideShow is an excellent way of organizing content, Images and keep your website clean and user-friendly.One main reason for using slide shows over other ways is that people are used it regularly when they browse over the Internet, and it’s easy to showcase the content of a website.Dynamic Flash actionscript slideshow with loading content data from XML, available with source code in actionscript3.0 as3.

AS3 Panorama viewer + Mouse Interaction
Objective of this tutorial is to create Panoramic viewer using Flash Actionscript 3.0, At the end of this tutorial you can create Panoramic viewer. With this tutorial you will also learn Ternary operator in ActionScript and HitTestPoint in ActionScript

Actionscript 3.0 Tutorials:

Learn Flash ActionScript Basics
ActionScript 3.0 is a powerful, object-oriented programming language that signifies an important step in the evolution of the capabilities of the Flash Player runtime.ActionScript is executed by the ActionScript Virtual Machine (AVM) built into the Flash Player.

Introduction to Actionscript – AS3
ActionScript is the programming language for Flash Player run-time environment. ActionScript3.0 is the newer version of ActionScript. AS3 runs in Virtual Machine AVM2 which provides significant improvement in the performance. With improved API AS3 is based on ECMAScript. An event model based on the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification.

String Utils in Actionscript -As3
Some of the complex String manipulations can be done easily using Regex in AS3. We have discussed a bit about Regex in Introduction to AS3, We shall discuss brief about Regex in another tutorial. Some of the String manipulations that can be done using this StringUtils Class are LTRIM, RTRIM, CAPITALIZE and more

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Adobe Air tutorials:

Adobe AIR application + without appearing in Taskbar
While creating widgets the application should not appear on taskbar. But with AIR there is no such option to get rid of the application from taskbar.Here comes the Utility and Lightweight windows in action, these are type of native window but they will not appear on the taskbar.

Calculating Taskbar height + Adobe AIR
To create Application alert as in MSN messenger, that happens while a contact signing In. Here we are going to see how to calculate and position an alert window for that we should also calculate the height of Task bar.

Center an Adobe AIR application on Screen
By default NativeWindow loads some where on the screen. Loading an splash screen or application on center of the screen will gives better user experience.

Flash – HTML – Javascript

Open Html popup Window in as3 using JavaScript
This article discuss how to open a HTML popup window in Flash or Flex using ActionScript and JavaScript. The Idea is to call the “open” method of the Window Object in JavaScript. Unlike in Standard Javascript function which will be embedded in HTML. Here we will embed the JavaScript function inside the Flash actionscript which communicates to browser to direct and open a new Window.

HTML Tags supported By Flash
Some of the HTML tags supported supported by Adobe Flash CS5 are listed here.

Dynamic Stage resize in Flash from ActionScript
Changing the size of flash document from Javascript will be handy in many situations like creating Flash widgets like News scroller, Flash Banners

Flash Actionscript Optimization tutorials:

Efficient AS3 Programming Practices
Some times our application may consume much memory or resource in runtime, There are ways to control the memory usage or CPU utilization of the application by efficient use of code.

Adobe Flex tutorials:

mx_internal in Flex
mx_internal is a access modifier in Flex source code, since Flex is an open source you can look into the code. Adobe has encapsulated some variables in Flex Framework that will change in future release of Flex, So its good to avoid using mx_internal in projects. mx_internal is a way to access variables that are hidden but available to use for developers.

Handling Webservice using Flex
In this tutorial we are going to handle Webservice file from Flex. Before going deep into this tutorial, Let us see what is a Webservice first.
The term Web services describes a standardized way of integrating Web-based applications using the XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI open standards over an Internet protocol backbone.

Colorful Flex Skins and Themes
I recently came across Scalenine.com, Contains useful Flex related stuffs..The website contains useful Skins and Themes that can be used in Flex and AIR… I recoment to use the skins and themes to make your Flex application more exciting and cool UI for flex

Adobe Flash Books:

Essential ActionScript 3.0 (Essential) by Colin Moock
ActionScript From the Ground Up, provides exhaustive coverage of the core ActionScript language, covering object-oriented programming, classes, objects, variables, methods, functions, inheritance, datatypes, arrays, events, exceptions, scope, namespaces, and XML.

Learning ActionScript 3.0: A Beginner’s Guide by Rich Shupe and Zevan Rosser
If you’re looking for a true beginners book skip this one. The book states right on the cover that its aimed at “those new to ActionScript, visual learners” Well I’ve programmed in many languages, and am fluent in all kinds of applications and this book is definitely NOT targeted at a non-programmer or a beginner.

ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook by Joey Lott, Darron Schall, and Keith Peters
The ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook concentrates on the practical application of ActionScript, with more than 300 solutions you can use to solve a wide range of common coding dilemmas. Each code recipe presents the Problem, Solution, and Discussion of how you can use it in other ways or personalize it for your own needs, and why it works.

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