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Summary

Components are one of the coolest new features in Flash. They're an outgrowth of Flash 5's Smart Clips. Components should bridge the separation between programmer and nonprogrammer. A real “programmer” can create a sophisticated Component that can enable the nonprogrammer to use sophisticated features in her projects without learning all the ActionScripting necessary. Realize that the Components that ship with Flash are just a taste of what's possible. You can find many more at the Flash Exchange site (www.macromedia.com/exchange/flash).

To review, you first learned how a Component is just like any Movie Clip—it just happens to have a bunch of code in it. Through the Parameters tab in the Properties panel, the author using a finished Component can “populate” it with her own content or data. When you create a Component, you make homemade properties for the Component, and through the Component Definition dialog box, you can specify which properties can be modified by the using author. You walked through some basic examples and both used and expanded on the Flash UI Components in a practical situation.


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