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Using SmartClips

ActionScripting is complex and labor-intensive. Flash 5 provides a way to preserve the complex programming that you do with ActionScript in reusable, customizable movie clips. This special form of movie clip is called a SmartClip.

The task of defining a SmartClip's capabilities is beyond the scope of this book. But Flash provides three SmartClip objects in its SmartClips common library that you can play with to get the idea: a checkbox, a radio button, and a drop-down menu. You customize the SmartClip's features—the text label for each menu choice, for example—via the Clip Parameters panel.


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