use input textfields to allow users to enter data and create a button to trigger your calculation. there's not much to an roi other than casting the input textfields' text property as a number.
Thanks for your quick help kglad.
That would be the face of the utility however i'm more curious about the backend of the tool.
I'm looking for info on how to have the calculation completed straight in actionscript. I know what fields need to be added/multiplied/divided by what and will be looking for info how to use "data fields" in Flash, however it's the scripting of the calculation i'm looking for help with as well.
Can Actionscript complete math calculations and if so, i'm looking for examples or tutorials that I could learn from.
Thanks again kglad.
sure. you have the most commonly used unary operators + (addition), - (subtraction),* (multiplication), / (division) (check the help files index first entry, symbols, for the other unary operators) and you have the Math class you can use.
in the help files, check the Math class to see what's available but for roi, you'll most likely be use the Math.pow() function and the unary operators