Adobe Flash is one of the most popular languages for animated web content, and recently social and behavioral scientists have started taking advantage of the program for online data collection. This book is a unique, step-by-step guide to using Adobe Flash to develop experiments and other research tools. Each chapter presents a set of techniques, followed by practice examples. No previous knowledge of programming is required to learn all the necessary skills for programming your own online survey or experiment.

ActionScript Basics

Actionscript basics

In this Chapter, you will Learn

  • How to use the Actions panel to enter code
  • Some very basic Flash terminology and four important coding conventions
  • The order in which Flash executes code
  • The differences between variable types and how to define a new variable
  • How to perform mathematical operations on a Number variable
  • How to compile your program and look out for compiler errors
  • How to send information to the Output tab
  • How to ...
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