ActionScript Cookbook by Joey Lott

By Joey Lott

For those who have to get the activity performed quick, you will achieve for this sensible, nuts-n-bolts toolkit. instead of targeting ActionScript within the summary, this Cookbook places concept into perform with ready-made solutions to universal ActionScript difficulties. Flash MX builders can clear up matters speedy, whereas studying sensible recommendations for resolving related dilemmas sooner or later. ActionScript has blossomed right into a huge and critical language whose sheer quantity of services may be daunting. The ActionScript Cookbook breaks all of it down into projects which are appropriate, useful, and insightful. beautiful to the budding coder in addition to the skilled ActionScript jockeys, this booklet deals new views and techniques to ActionScript improvement that would empower all builders. This O'Reilly Cookbook enhances ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive advisor, 2d variation via delivering quickly strategies to universal ActionScript difficulties. This ebook trades on our revered "Cookbook" procedure, which gives a worked-out script for each challenge addressed. you should use those "recipes" to resolve an instantaneous challenge, after which discover the difficulty additional within the Definitive consultant while time allows.

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48 Part I: Local Recipes Part I: Local Recipes 49 } else if (os == "Mac") { // Mac-specific code goes here. 1 Problem You want to know what language is used on the computer playing the movie. language property. language property to determine the language of the computer that is playing the movie. , "fr" for French). S. K. English). language); You can use this property to dynamically load content in the appropriate language: // Create an associative array with language codes // for the keys and greetings for the values.

Assign setInterval( )'s return value to the variable myIntervalID for later use. 34 Part I: Local Recipes Part I: Local Recipes 35 myIntervalID = setInterval(someFunction, 1000); You can use the clearInterval( ) function to stop an interval if you know the interval's identifier: clearInterval(myIntervalID); If you want the interval to invoke the method of an object instead of a standalone function, you can use the variation of the setInterval( ) function in which you pass it three parameters a reference to the object, the name of the function (as a string), and the interval in milliseconds instead of just two: // Create a simple object using the Object constructor.

The rectangle is 550 x 400 (the // dimensions of the default movie), and it is positioned so that the upper-left // corner of the rectangle is at (0,0) within the Stage. This movie clip allows you // to see the boundaries of the Stage when the movie is scaled. endFill( ); // Array of possible values for scaleMode scaleLabels = ["noScale", "exactFit", "showAll", "noBorder"]; // Create push buttons for each scale mode. getLabel( ); }; } // Array of possible alignment values alignLabels = ["T", "B", "L", "R", "C", "LT", "RT", "LB", "RB"]; Part I: Local Recipes 53 54 Part I: Local Recipes // Create push buttons for each alignment option.

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