Book: MacromediaÂ® Flash MX 2004 ActionScript: Training from the Source
Publisher: Macromedia Press
This Training from the Source course introduces you to the major elements of ActionScript by guiding you through a wealth of step-by-step projects that thoroughly explain not only what’s happening, but also why and how. The focus of each project is the teaching of ActionScript; therefore, in nearly all the projects, most graphical elements and other objects not directly related to the lesson are already set up for you. Their purpose in the project, as well as brief descriptions of what they do (if necessary), are always included.
Now that there are two versions of Flash (Standard and Professional), it was a fine balancing act to make this book appealing and useful to users of either version. To that end, users of both versions can benefit from the majority of this book, although there are several lessons that make use of components and functionalities found only within the Professional version.