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Getting Started with Flash Develop
« on: May 12, 2011 »
On a recommendation from Benny!, I have downloaded Flash Develop, with the intention of using it instead of Macromedia Flash 8 after I have finished my second Wireframe Competition entry.

However, I've hit a few snags with the GUI - I cannot find where to set the stage size, stage colour, frame rate, or timeline. Do these features exist in Flash Develop? I might be too used to Flash 8, but I'll keep looking until I find these options.
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Re: Getting Started with Flash Develop
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011 »
Hi CK0,

cool to see that you give it a try.

Yes, there is a pretty easy way to do it (at least that's how I do it using AS3.0 projects):

- Right click on the Project Root Name (right screen, Project View)
- Choose Properties...

In the upcoming dialog you can set various stuff, like:

- Platform (Flash Player 9, 10, ... )
- Dimensions
- Background color
- Framerate
etc

You could even hardcode it into your application itself. Have a look at the followin code (ActionScript3.0)

Code: [Select]
package 
{
import flash.display.Sprite;

/**
* Hello World
* @author benny!
*/

// This overwrites the Project specific settings
[SWF(width = "640", height = "480", backgroundColor = "#000000")]
public class HelloWorld extends Sprite
{

public function HelloWorld()
{
trace( "Hello World" );
}

}

}

Hope that helps. Unfortunately I do not have any knowledge about Actionscript2.0 though.

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Re: Getting Started with Flash Develop
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011 »
Thanks again. I should have thought to look in there - it seems obvious now :-\

It feels like making the transition from AS2 to AS3 will be like going from speaking Cockney rhyming slang every day to speaking "Queen's English" :D

From the looks of it, I could carry on using AS2 in here, but if I want to make full use of the features, I'll need to learn AS3. Time to hit the books.
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Re: Getting Started with Flash Develop
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011 »
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It feels like making the transition from AS2 to AS3 will be like going from speaking Cockney rhyming slang every day to speaking "Queen's English" :D

From the looks of it, I could carry on using AS2 in here, but if I want to make full use of the features, I'll need to learn AS3. Time to hit the books.

If you like the pure object-orientated approach (similar to Java) I would say go for it. However, since I lack any knowledge of AS2.0 I can hardly compare both versions.
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Re: Getting Started with Flash Develop
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011 »
I've gotten into some bad habits with AS2, using "_global.variableName" everywhere, just because I can guarentee it will work from one frame to the next.

For some reason "var variableName" wasn't as reliable as I'd have liked, but if AS3 is coded in one page, then everything should be solved.
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