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Lesson 10. Scripting UI Components > Configuring Component Properties

Configuring Component Properties

As you're well aware by now, most graphical elements used in a Flash application have configurable properties that ActionScript can access and change while the application is running. For example, movie clip instances have properties that allow you to change their position, rotation, and transparency. Because components are usually nothing more than enhanced movie clips, it's obvious that they too have configurable properties that can be accessed and changed while a movie plays; however, due to their enhanced nature, working with component properties is slightly different from working with standard movie clip instance properties.

Component properties can be categorized into two groups: properties that are common to all component instances (to Macromedia-based components, at least), and properties that are unique to each type of component. Let's look at both.


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