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Name: Inheritance - The Big Picture
ID: m34446
Language: English (en)
Summary: Learn how to use inheritance to create custom components.  Also learn how to use ActionScript skins to change the appearance of a standard component.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: actionscript, base class, class, derived class, encapsulation, event, extends, flash, inheritance, isa, method, object, overload, override, polymorphism, programming, properties, property, subclass, superclass
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin (
Copyright Holders: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin (
Maintainers: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin (

Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: May 16, 2010 1:06 pm -0500
Last revision to module: May 19, 2010 11:47 pm -0500


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Version History

Version: 1.2 May 19, 2010 11:47 pm -0500 by R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
Changes to improve PDF quality.

Version: 1.1 May 16, 2010 2:35 pm -0500 by R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
Initial publication

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