Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Advanced for Windows and Macintosh : Visual QuickPro Guide

Author: Russell Chun, Joe Garraffo
List Price: $29.99
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ISBN: 0321213416
Publisher: Peachpit Press (24 November, 2003)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 6,555
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5

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Customer Reviews

Rating: 5 out of 5
Cut and dry, right to the point.
First let me start off by saying that I have been a Java developer for about 5 years now. Flash's Actionscript has always been a clunky code as far as I'm concerned, and I had no want or need to learn actionscript, up until a few months ago. Thank god for Macromedia and their evolution to ECMAScript 4, or should I say amazing similarities to it. I was faced with a series of projects at my company and creating Flash files for different versions of the Flash player was one of them. So writing the code in the new AS2.0 was cake, and I was so happy. Then I heard we needed to export it in Flash 5... UGH! A few friends bought this bought for Flash MX and said there was problems with some of it. I am used to the Quickpro's and figured I'd give it a try. Thank you so much to the authors for your extremely detailed thorough tasks. You have made my learning curve into AS1.0 and AS2.0 so easy. This book will certainly have real estate on my desk at all times. Bravo to the authors!!!

By the way, my friend who told me the book had errors compared it to his copy (for Flash MX) and it is totally different now, no problems with anything....


Rating: 5 out of 5
EXCELLENT BOOK
As a Flash user with a background in print design I have been looking for a book to unlock some of the mysteries of ActionScripting! After a long perusal of the book section I chose this book. I am pleased to report that my choice was wise. This book is well written and explains the reasons behind the scripting. It also contains the source code for all the tutorials which is a help.

And now the great part...
I was working on the "Detecting Download Progress of External Images and Movies" tutorial and encountered a problem with the finished preloader which would not work. I checked the Peachpit Press website for errata on this book but found nothing. As a last resort I emailed Russell Chun and he responded!
He gave me the answer to my problem which was to do with the FlashPlayer not supporting Local Loading of SWF files using the MovieClipLoader command.
My thanks to Russell Chun!!! If you are new to Flash or want to increase your actionscripting knowledge buy this book!!!

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