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Name: Creating Custom Effects
ID: m34457
Language: English (en)
Summary: Learn how to create a custom effect and how to play it two different ways.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: actionscript, addEventListener, base class, class, custom effects, derived class, dynamic binding, effect, encapsulation, event, event handler, extends, flash, flex mxml, inheritance, late binding, method, object, overload, override, polymorphism, programming, run-time, subclass, superclass, trigger
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: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: May 20, 2010 8:17 pm -0500
Last revision to module: May 20, 2010 8:55 pm -0500


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Version: 1.1 May 20, 2010 8:55 pm -0500 by R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
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