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Chapter 8. STEP 8: Collaboration with Sh... > Data Management Using Slots

Data Management Using Slots

The data attributes of a SharedObject (or slots) can contain any basic ActionScript or JavaScript variable type. Two of the most common types include arrays and objects because of their capability to store organized complex data. You will get the most benefit from Flash MX and the Flash Communication Server if you understand basic object-oriented programming used in ActionScript and JavaScript. The full scope of the object model is very powerful, but understanding the basic model for data storage is simple. Figure 8.6 is a simplified overview of how you can use slots within the data attribute.

Figure 8.6. How the data attribute can store a collection of ActionScript variable types.



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