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The Workshop consists of quiz questions and answers to help you solidify your understanding of the material covered. Try to answer the questions before checking the answers.


1:How does Flash know which clip instance you intend to drag when you use a startDrag Action?
  1. It's obvious because you'll start dragging the clip you clicked.

  2. Flash doesn't know—that's why you always have to specify the clip instance name as a parameter in the Target field.

  3. Flash will either let you start dragging the clip specified in the Target field or (if none is specified) let you start dragging the clip in which the Action is placed.

A1: C. Either you specify the intended clip by its instance name or, if you leave the Target field blank, Flash figures you mean the current clip. If you leave the Target field blank and you're not in a clip (if you're in the main scene, for example), Flash will start dragging the entire movie!
2:How do you create a new variable?
  1. Wait until the playback head has at least reached frame 2.

  2. Just start using them as you need them, any time you want.

  3. By inserting the Action newVariable.

A2: B. Although it's possible to initialize a variable another way, it's not necessary. You can just start using variables as you need them.
3:Do you have to use ActionScripting to change the alpha of a clip instance?
  1. Yes, you do it via the _alpha property.

  2. No, you can use the _visibility property.

  3. No, you can do it by hand via the Color styles drop-down list in the Properties panel.

A3: C. This is, of course, a trick question. There is a _visibility property, but you haven't learned about it yet. When _ visibility is set to 0, the clip disappears. When _visibility is set to 1, the clip is fully visible. I just wanted to point out that you can change properties by hand during authoring (using the Properties panel, for example), although this doesn't enable you to see properties change at runtime.



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