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Adobe Flash CC ActionScript Introduction 3 Days - London

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Compliment your visual-design skills with this introduction to the programming language that puts you in complete control of Flash projects. We provide the perfect primer for existing Flash users who wish to unlock the powerful features of ActionScript.

With our help, you will quickly understand the building blocks that make up ActionScript and similar programming languages. Our experts will show you how this knowledge can be used to increase your control over a project, giving you the power to write custom functions, define variables, and transform objects. This course is a great way to move beyond visual design alone.

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Price: £695.00 ex VAT
Version: Adobe Flash CC
Level: Introduction
Duration: 3 Days (10am-5pm)
Location: Central London
Computer: Windows & Mac
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Flash ActionScript Introduction 3 Days Overview

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This 3-day Introduction course gives existing Flash users the know-how to use code to apply enhancements to a wide array of design projects. Together, we will go through the fundamental techniques that apply not only to ActionScript but also to other programming languages. We begin by introducing core concepts such as instance names, variables, functions, properties, and methods. Afterwards, we go on to cover conditions, loops, event handling, and animating with ActionScript.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Declare variables and their data types
  • Assign instance names and property values
  • Control button and movie clip positions and states
  • Transform objects and colours
  • Execute conditional code and loops
  • Write your own custom functions

Our goal is to give you a comprehensive grounding in the concepts and techniques used to apply programmed enhancements to your Flash projects.


Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites

This course is for Flash designers who have some experience in Flash design and who would like to learn basic and intermediate ActionScript.

You will need basic experience in using Flash. Ideally, you will have taken our Adobe Flash CC Design Introduction 2 Day course.

 

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Flash CC ActionScript Introduction Course Outline

The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

Introducing the Course
  • Understanding the course format
  • Reviewing the course objectives and prerequisites
  • Looking at the course outline
Controlling Visual Objects with Adobe Flash ActionScript
  • Using the Actions and Help panels
  • Declaring variables and their data types
  • Using the trace function
  • Using code hinting
  • Assigning instance names and using them to assign runtime property values
  • Using the width operator
  • Introducing core properties of visual built-in classes: Movie Clip, Button, and Text Field
  • Controlling Button and Movie Clip position and visual state
  • Controlling Text Field content
  • Introducing core properties of non-visual built-in classes: Math
  • Using mathematical operators
  • Understanding data type conversion
Using and Writing Functions
  • Working with Adobe Flash Player global functions
  • Converting values returned from functions and assigning them for display
  • Writing user defined functions
  • Returning, or not returning, data from a function
  • Understanding variable scope
  • Adding code within a Movie Clip symbol's own timeline
  • Introducing the this operator
  • Understanding object methods
  • Introducing core methods of visual built-in classes: Movie Clip and Text Field
  • Controlling the Movie Clip play head within its timeline
  • Loading external Movie Clip content
  • Understanding cross-domain security issues
  • Exporting and attaching Movie Clip symbol instances at runtime
  • Writing and using user defined functions to create visual content
  • Understanding depth
  • Dynamically referring to instance names and property names at runtime
Using Text, Dates, Math, and Paths
  • Controlling Text Field formatting through code
  • Creating and formatting Text Fields at runtime
  • Using Date objects
  • Working with String concatenation
  • Generating random numbers and integers using the Math class
  • Understanding relative path names
  • Controlling nested Movie Clip objects
Understanding and Handling Events
  • Understanding event driven programming
  • Working with event handler syntax
  • Moving from symbol-based to timeline-based event handling
  • Introducing core events of visual built-in classes: Button, Movie Clip, and Text Field
  • Controlling the play head within an event handler
  • Understanding the this keyword inside an event handler
  • Creating rollover effects
  • Responding to Text Field focus events
  • Calling a single function from multiple event handlers
  • Referring to a parent object from within an event handler
Managing Colour, Sound, and Data with Built-In Classes
  • Understanding complex (aggregate) variables
  • Working with Arrays
  • Working with generic Objects
  • Transforming Movie Clip objects using Transform and Color Transform objects
  • Generating random color transformations
  • Using Sound objects
  • Creating audio feedback with event-driven sounds linked from the Library
Making Decisions and Repeating Yourself
  • Understanding looped code
  • Using loops and arrays to attach, name, and control Movie Clip objects
  • Using loops to create, name, and control Text Fields to display data object values
  • Understanding conditional code execution
  • Surveying the comparison and logical operators
  • Using if/else comparison to toggle Movie Clip visual states
Animating with Adobe Flash ActionScript
  • Dragging and dropping a Movie Clip object
  • Testing for collision between Movie Clip objects
  • Initializing attached Movie Clip objects
  • Using the on Enter Frame event handler
  • Controlling visual change rate
  • Testing and responding to position at runtime

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What's Included

The following are provided for your best experience on this course:

  • All computers for your use with choice of Windows or Mac systems
  • Small class size (limited to a maximum of 4-8 attendees on all sessions)
  • Quality reference manual for post course reference to take away with you
  • 6 months post course support to assist you where needed
  • Official Adobe Authorised Certificate for your successful completion of the course
  • Lunch To give you the most flexible options for lunch we provide lunch vouchers which can be redeemed locally at a number of popular eateries including Pret A Manger, EAT, Starbucks, Tesco, Sainsburys, Boots and Greggs
  • Refreshments to keep you on top form are available for you throughout the course with a full range of teas, coffees and biscuits
  • Pads and pens

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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Further details on benefits included with this Adobe Flash CC course:

We are an Adobe Authorised Training Centre and our trainers are Adobe Certified Instructors with years of experience teaching Flash. Get the Animation skills you need with our experienced Flash professionals.

Included with our Flash courses is the Flash Visual Quickstart Guide provided for free to use as a post course reference resource. This is a full 300+ page manual to supplement the content covered during the course.

Included with your course booking for all delegates on this course is 6 months free support so if you run into problems or need assistance relating to anything covered during your course we would be happy to assist you during this time.

After your Adobe class with XChange Training you will receive our official Adobe Authorised Training Certificate as a record of your successful completion of the Adobe Certified Flash course.

Delegates attending scheduled or bespoke courses at our training centres will receive lunch and plentiful refreshments including tea, coffee and hot chocolate for each day of the course.

Flash CC ActionScript Introduction

Farringdon, Central London

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Training Location

This course is provided at the XChange Training main London training centre based at:

5 St John’s Lane
Clerkenwell
London
EC1M 4BH


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St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.

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Flash CC ActionScript Introduction

Farringdon, Central London

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The course was totally tailored to our needs. Fabulous delivery, shame we ran out of time!

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Flash CC ActionScript Introduction

Farringdon, Central London

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The course was totally tailored to our needs. Fabulous delivery, shame we ran out of time!

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Flash CC ActionScript Introduction

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The course was totally tailored to our needs. Fabulous delivery, shame we ran out of time!

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Flash CC ActionScript Introduction

Farringdon, Central London

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The course was totally tailored to our needs. Fabulous delivery, shame we ran out of time!

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