Hi people i am totally new to this! i generally know how to
use flash with the frames and stuf but when it comes to
actionscript i need to know more so! i have been looking at
tutorials and by programming in other languages i cant understand
how to input text!!! i know i can copy and paste but how do i just
write code like i would for vb or php etc? it seems silly to either
paste text or have to find what you want to do in popup menus...?
is there a way of just typin line to line? i am using macromedia
flash 8 any help appretiated. plus if there are any good beginner
tutorials please let me know
just go to "actions" under window and start typing. You can
set preferences there for scripting by clicking on the tiny
dropdown menu icon on the upper right of the actions bar. If you
click on frame 1, the script will attach to frame 1, clickon a
button or movieclip to put the script in either of those.
Simply click a frame - having a 'script' layer is preferred -
choose Window > Actions. If you have, or choose, the
layout, then actions will be available in a windowpane, under
stage. PS - do not attach code to MovieClips, or buttons, as
poster suggested. That is poor style, and is not even
possible in CS3 -
You can also use something like FlashDevelop, an external
editor, to write
code in. It's _much_ better than Flash's own editor.