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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

Controlling the window target a button click opens using ActionScript 3.0 in Flash

One of my frequently asked questions in the comments is how to control what window a button click opens using ActionScript 3.0. For example, you might want your button to open in the same window, a particular part of your

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

(Flash CS3) Masking using ‘donut’ shapes within movie clips or with AS3 – it’s possible, and not too bad either

You may have tried creating a shape that has a hole in it for a mask in Flash, and it may not have worked. Or maybe it did work and sometimes it didn’t, and you grew some extra gray hairs

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Posted in ActionScript 3.0, animation, Flash CS3, instances, masking, masks, symbols, workaround

Adding more than one button to a FLA file while rocking it in ActionScript 3.0

So there have been a number of questions on my kinda recent post about making a button in Flash CS3 or Flash CS4 using ActionScript 3.0. I will do the next couple posts on how to do the things in

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

Loading and displaying video in Flash CS3 using ActionScript 3.0, no more video objects

A pretty common thing to do with Flash is to play an FLV file. In ActionScript 2.0, you would do the following: 1. Create a new Video object in your Library (choose New Video from the Library’s Options menu). 2.

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Posted in ActionScript 2.0, ActionScript 3.0, Flash CS3, FLV, Migration, Video

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