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Chapter 18. Controlling Text > Using String Variables

Using String Variables

String variables are how text data is stored in Flash. ActionScript can manipulate and modify string variables in many ways. When used in conjunction with dynamic text and input text fields, they're one of the best ways to display dynamic information to the user.

String variables are attached to a timeline just like numeric variables are. Strings are composed of zero or more characters (a string with zero characters is an empty string).


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