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Lesson 2. Using Event Handlers > What Event Handlers Do

What Event Handlers Do

Many computer programs allow users to accomplish tasks by dragging and dropping items on the screen, resizing windows, making adjustments with sliders, and creating artistic masterpieces using “virtual” art tools—all modes of interaction determined by the way in which the software has been programmed to deal with various events (mouse presses, mouse movements, keyboard input, and so on).

Event handlers orchestrate your movies' interactivity by controlling when scripts are triggered. They provide a “when” to a script so that it executes only when something specific occurs. Every script in your movie is triggered by an event—a user rolling over a button or pressing a key, your movie's timeline reaching a certain frame, and so on.


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