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Flash MX 2004 Documentation

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The Flash MX 2004 documentation set includes the following manuals:

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Getting Started with Flash (HTML | PDF | Download)

Last Updated: 7/21/2004

This guide is designed to introduce you to Flash. The tutorial in this guide leads you through the process of creating a simple Flash application.

Using Flash MX 2004 (HTML | PDF | Download)

Last Updated: 7/21/2004

This document provides detailed information on using the features and function of Flash MX 2004 and Flash MX 2004 Professional. Download or view a copy of Using Flash MX 2004 in PDF format, or view a HTML version in LiveDocs format.

Using ActionScript in Flash (HTML | PDF | Download)

Last Updated: 7/21/2004

This document provides an overview of ActionScript syntax, information on how to use ActionScript when working with different types of objects.

ActionScript Language Reference (HTML | PDF | Download)

Last Updated: 7/21/2004

This document provides details on the syntax and usage of every ActionsScript language element.

Using Components (HTML | PDF | Download)

Last Updated: 7/21/2004

This book is for developers who are building Flash MX 2004 or Flash MX Professional 2004 applications and want to use components to speed development.

Flash JavaScript Dictionary (HTML | PDF | Download)

Last Updated: 7/21/2004

This book is for developers who want to create commands and tools for use in the Flash authoring environment.

Note: In Chapter 3, "C-Level Extensibility," the path in which DLL files should be saved is incorrect. The "\Templates" directory is not part of the path.

PolyStar.jsfl download: The PolyStar.jsfl file provides an example of a tool for the Flash authoring environment that is implemented with the Flash JavaScript API. This file contains detailed comments to help you understand its code and is meant as a replacement for the PolyStar.jsfl file that is installed with Flash MX 2004. Instructions for installing the newer file are included in the JSAPI documentation.

C-level extensibility: The JSAPI provides a C-level extensibility mechanism that lets you implement Flash MX 2004 extensibility files using a combination of JavaScript and custom C code. You define functions using C, bundle them in a dynamic linked library (DLL) or a shared library, save the library in the appropriate directory, and then call the functions from JavaScript using the Flash JSAPI. This mechanism is described in Chapter 3, "C-Level Extensibility" in the JSAPI documentation.

The sample files discussed in that chapter, along with the mm_jsapi.h file that is required to implement C-level extensibility, are included in the Sample.zip and Sample.sit files below. Download the file that is appropriate for your platform.

Learning Flash MX 2004 (PDF | Download)

Last Updated: 7/21/2004

The lessons in this book are designed to introduce you to Flash. As you complete the lessons, you will learn many of the basic tasks of creating Flash content.

Flash Professional Only

Macromedia Flash Lite 1.1 Authoring Guidelines (PDF | Download)

Last Updated 7/23/2004

This document provides tips, techniques, interface elements, examples and tutorials for developing Macromedia Flash content for mobile phones.

Flash Lite Authoring Guidelines for the i-mode Service by NTT DoCoMo (PDF | Download)

Last Updated: 10/2/2003

The Macromedia Flash MX Professional 2004 User Guide for Flash Lite describes, in general, tools and guidelines for authors creating Flash Lite movies.

Flash Lite Users Guide (PDF | Download)

Last Updated: 10/2/2003

The Flash Lite Users Guide user guide describes tools and guidelines for authors creating content for Macromedia Flash Lite.

Tutorials

Extending Flash Help Panel Content (HTML)

Last Updated: 11/13/2003

Learn how to create, install, and distribute your own books for the extensible Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Help panel using a suite of Dreamweaver MX 2004 extensions.

Data Tutorials (HTML | PDF | Download)

Last Updated: 7/21/2004

These tutorials provide an introduction to using data integration components (DataBinding, XMLConnector, WebServices Connector, and RDBMS Resolver) in Flash MX Professional 2004.

Download the assets for this tutorial.

Import and edit video in Flash MX 2004

Last Updated: 10/2/2003

Learn how to use the video import wizard in Macromedia Flash MX 2004 and Macromedia Flash MX Professional 2004 to import and edit video.

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