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Chapter 1. What's New in AS2 > Biggest Change: New Class Syntax

Biggest Change: New Class Syntax

Macromedia wants to make AS2 more enticing to real developers—people who program in Java and C++ and whatnot. To draw them in, the syntax to create classes and packages looks a lot more like Java.

Briefly, you create classes in separate files that contain class {...} structures, and you can create methods and properties that are public, private, and static. For (much) more on this, check out Topic 40, Classes and Objects: An Introduction.


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