Tutorials, extensions, and source files for ActionScript, Flash, and other Adobe products.

 

Flash Tutorials

Versions in the Flash Platform

Posted January 19, 2011 by senocular

Learn about the different kinds of versions involved in the Flash Platform. This covers versioning between both the runtime (Flash Player, AIR) and the tools (Flash Pro, Flex, etc.) among others. This document will hopefully add clarity to this, at times, confusing topic.

Transform Tool

Posted December 07, 2010 by senocular

Learn how to use the Transform Tool classes provided by senocular.com - classes that allow you to include a visual control in your Flash projects that allow users to interact with and transform objects in the screen using their mouse.

Security Domains, Application Domains, and More in ActionScript 3.0

Posted October 23, 2010 by senocular

Learn about the complexities and purposes of security domains and application domains, and how they can be used to manage definitions used your applications and make them more secure.

Flash Player Compiler Errors and How to Fix Them

Posted December 03, 2009 by senocular

This tutorial covers common compiler errors found when developing projects with ActionScript. Each error is explained and solutions provided for correcting the error.

Flash Player Runtime Errors and How to Fix Them

Posted December 02, 2009 by senocular

This tutorial covers common runtime errors found when developing projects with ActionScript. Each error is explained and solutions provided for correcting the error.

Order of Operations in ActionScript

Posted November 01, 2009 by senocular

Familiarize yourself with the order of operations that ActionScript 3.0 follows as a SWF runs in Flash Player.

Asynchronous ActionScript Execution

Posted September 20, 2009 by senocular

Learn how to create pseudo-threads in ActionScript by separating time-intensive operations into multiple calls. This prevents rendering from being blocked keeping a Flash application from stalling while allowing processing to happen in the background.

Using StarUML to Generate ActionScript 3.0

Posted September 11, 2008 by senocular

Discover how you can generate ActionScript 3.0 source code from UML class diagrams created in the open source application StarUML.

Flash Player 10 Drawing API

Posted May 14, 2008 by senocular

Learn about the new drawing API features in Flash Player 10. New features include support for shaders, 3D perspective transformations, and object representations for all drawing APIs!

AIR: Developing Flash Applications For Use in the Browser and AIR Using Factory Programming Patterns

Posted September 26, 2007 by senocular

Learn how to use a factory pattern (factory method) using abstract classes and interfaces to create an application in Flash CS3 that will save a BMP file to a users computer from either the browser or AIR.

AIR: Creating an Image Viewer in AIR With Drag and Drop

Posted September 24, 2007 by senocular

This tutorial covers how drag and drop can be used to transfer a set of image files from a users computer and then display them in an AIR application.

AIR: Custom Move and Resize Window Controls in AIR

Posted September 23, 2007 by senocular

Learn how to set up controls in Flash that let users change your AIR application window's size and position in this tutorial.

AIR: Setting Up an AIR Application with File Associations

Posted September 22, 2007 by senocular

Learn how to use Flash for Setting Up an AIR Application with File Associations. This means given a file with a specified extension, you can open that file to have it launch and open in your AIR applicaion.

AIR: Copying and Pasting Clipboard Text with AIR

Posted September 21, 2007 by senocular

Using a simple interface learn how you can both add text to the user's clipboard as well as get text from it.

AIR: About the AIR Update for Flash CS3

Posted September 21, 2007 by senocular

If you're developing AIR applications in Flash or want to develop AIR applications and think you can only do it in Flex when all you have is Flash, the AIR Update for Flash CS3 is for you. The tutorial describes what the update adds to Flash and where you can get it.

AIR: AIR 101 - An Introductory Guide

Posted September 18, 2007 by senocular

This basic introduction quickly covering what AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) is and how you can use the SDK with a text editor to make a Hello World example.

Getting Started with ActionScript 3.0 in Adobe Flash CS3

Posted July 12, 2007 by senocular

Start digging into ActionScript 3 using Adobe Flash CS3 and learn just how different it is from ActionScript 2.

Beginners Guide to Getting Started with AS3 (Without Learning Flex)

Posted June 27, 2006 by senocular

Flex 2 is here supporting a brand new version of ActionScript, ActionScript 3. Flash, however, is still a long ways off. Would you like to learn ActionScript 3 without learning Flex? Learn how to for free (without Flex Builder) in this tutorial.

Dealing With Flash Button Event Capturing

Posted November 22, 2005 by senocular

Find out how Flash treats button events for timeline instances and learn workarounds for dealing them.

Preloading in Flash

Posted October 15, 2005 by senocular

Learn the ins and outs of preloaders in Flash, how to make them, how they can go wrong, and gain the knowledge to make them so they won't go wrong.