By Antonio De Donatis
Macromedia's structure is sort of a chest choked with useful jewels, and this e-book is kind of easily the major to open it! some of the most vital instruments supplied with Flash is the Macromedia part structure: a framework of parts written in ActionScript 2, in keeping with confirmed layout styles, that gives a wealth of performance you could simply bolt directly to your Flash functions while wanted. this may prevent a tremendous period of time in the course of software improvement and assist you enhance the standard of your code. What’s extra, the resource code is integrated, so in case you can’t locate the part you would like in the part structure, you could simply adjust current elements to create your personal! specialist Flash developer and writer Antonio De Donatis promises every thing you must grasp Flash elements. within the first half, he indicates you ways the structure works, tips to create potent component-based functions, and the way to create your personal customized elements from what’s already supplied. the second one half indicates how XML can be utilized to successfully describe and dynamically create not just unmarried part circumstances, yet complete functions in line with any variety of elements. The final a part of the ebook is a finished connection with utilizing the entire parts already to be had within the Macromedia part structure. It contains a particular bankruptcy devoted to all of the UI elements like simple utilization, part administration, customization, and functional examples exhibiting utilization of every part.
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Alter the shape, but do not change the color. 8. After editing the component shape, go back to the main stage of the document and create an instance of the Vogoness component by dragging its symbol from the Library panel to the stage. 9. Select the newly created instance on the stage and define its instance name as greenVogoness. 0) by using the Info panel. Since the Flash document was a copy of the one created in the previous example, we should now have three instances on the stage that are named blueVogon, redVogon, and greenVogoness, respectively.
The application framework While components themselves represent a concrete, visible asset, the other two categories define abstract functionality that plays a very important role in the development of a component-based application. As suggested by its name, a component framework is not a complete component, but only a skeleton that captures all the basic features that a component should have. Among those features are also communication mechanisms that define how components interact among each other.
ReadPoem(); } 27 CHAPTER 1 The first three statements of this code define a different “poem” for each of the three objects that we have on stage. Remember that two of those objects are instances of the Vogon component, blueVogon and redVogon, while the third one, greenVogoness, is an instance of the Vogoness component. The fourth statement creates an array that contains the three objects. The following lines iterate through the newly created array to invoke the readPoem method of each object for a total of three calls, since there are three objects in the array.