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Description - ActionScript for Flash MX Pocket Reference by Colin Moock

Flash MX developers who need instant on-the job reminders about the ActionScript language should find O'Reilly's new ActionScript for Flash MX Pocket Reference useful. This concise reference is the portable companion to the Flash coder's essential resource, "ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide" by Colin Moock. The book provides a complete summary of ActionScript, Flash MX's object-oriented programming language, covering the core objects' and classes' methods and properties. Also covered are ActionScript's global properties, global functions, operators, statements, keywords, and directives. This compact book also includes an excellent summary of ActionScript syntax and best practices, covering datatypes, variables, loops, conditionals, identifiers, event handling, and object-oriented programming in short order. For programmers coming from other languages, it offers a quick orientation to the most mon Flash elements and operations including Movie Clips, loading and drawing graphics, text manipulation, data transfers, and XML parsing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596005146
ISBN-10: 0596005148
Format: Paperback
(177mm x 110mm x 10mm)
Pages: 140
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Colin Moock

Colin Moock is an independent web guru with a passion for networked creativity and expression. He has been researching, designing, and developing for the Web since 1995. Colin served as webmaster for SoftQuad, Inc. (makers of HoTMetaL PRO) until 1997, and then as web evangelist for ICE (one of Canada's leading interactive agencies) until 2001. He has created interactive content for Sony, Levi's, Nortel, Air Canada, Procter & Gamble, and Hewlett-Packard. Colin now divides his time between writing, speaking at conferences, and researching emerging web technology. His award-winning Flash work and his renowned support site for Flash developers ( have made him a well-known personality in the Flash developer community. He is a contributor to's Flash developer center, a tutorialist in the Flash MX Bible (2002, Wiley Publishing Inc.), and regularly appears in industry magazines such as cre@te! online. Colin's latest personal undertaking is Unity (, a Flash socket server for multi-user content.

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Essential ActionScript 3.0 by Colin Moock
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Essential ActionScript 2.0 by Colin Moock
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ActionScript for Flash MX by Colin Moock
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