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Tips for code hints in Flash CS5

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There are a number of forum posts about code hinting not showing up as expected in Flash CS5 documents. There are a number of possibilities about why code hints do not show up, but the following post will collect some

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Posted in ActionScript 3.0, Flash CS5, workaround

Buttons in Flash using ActionScript 3.0: Going to next frame and previous frame

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Some people have been asking how to create button code in Flash (CS3, CS4, or CS5) that progresses the playhead in a SWF to the next or previous frame using ActionScript 3.0. This is not too difficult, and is a

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Posted in ActionScript 2.0, ActionScript 3.0, buttons, FLA files, Flash CS3, Flash CS4, Flash CS5, Migration

Go download Flash CS5, it’s available now

It’s available for a trial – go download it and let us know what you think! http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/

Posted in Flash CS5, Flash CS5: new features, General

XFL and live edit in Flash CS5

One of the great new features you’ll see in Flash CS5 is XFL, the new file format that is XML-based. This gives you so much more control over your documents, and saves you from encountering nastiness like corrupt files. And

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Posted in Flash CS5, Flash CS5: new features, Migration, XFL

Flash CS5: screenshot tour

So the Flash CS5 announcement is a little buried perhaps under the weight of other related news, so here are some screenshots of CS5. For the Adobe announced features of Flash CS5, see this page here: http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/whatsnew/. The following post

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Posted in Flash CS5, Flash CS5: new features, General, Migration, text, TLF

Movie clip buttons in a fight: it’s AS2 vs. AS3 (again)

You might have created movie clip buttons in Flash CS3 or Flash CS4 (or Flash 8 or 7 or…) before to get those animations on your buttons. Either way, creating one would have proceeded a bit like the following if

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Posted in ActionScript 2.0, ActionScript 3.0, buttons, Flash CS3, Flash CS4, Flash CS5, Migration

Creating buttons that link to different scenes, and within a scene, using ActionScript 3.0

A common request in the comments is for information on how to create a button that links to a scene using ActionScript 3.0 in Flash CS4 or CS3. Luckily, it’s largely the same as creating a normal button that links

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Posted in ActionScript 3.0, buttons, Flash CS3, Flash CS4, Flash CS5, Migration

Making a button work in Flash CS3, CS4 or CS5 with ActionScript 3.0 – it’s not too bad

So I used to monitor comments coming in from the CS3 Video Workshop, which contains a few hundred video tutorials on the CS3 products. Some of the comments that came in regarding the Flash videos was how people were having

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Posted in ActionScript 2.0, ActionScript 3.0, buttons, Flash CS3, Flash CS4, Flash CS5