ActionScript 3.

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ActionScript 3.0 Panel Features
1. Add new item 2. Find 3. Insert a target path 4. Check syntax 5. Auto format 6. Show code hint

The “add new item (+)” feature is a tool used mostly in script assist mode to help you find ActionScript to use. The “find” feature allows you to find and replace parts of your code. The “insert a target path” feature helps you find and instance in your flash file. The “check syntax” feature checks for errors in your code. The “auto format” feature formats your code according to the settings you specify in Flash CS3 preferences. The “show code hint” feature gives you tips of the parameters to send into functions and popup menus that help you write code more efficiently. The “debug options” feature gives you options for debugging your code.

7. Debug options

8. Collapse between braces The “collapse between braces” feature collapses a block of code from the open curly brace ‘ { ‘ that you select to the closed curly brace ‘ } ‘ 9. Collapse section 10. Expand all 11. Apply block comment 12. Apply line comment 13. Remove comment 14. Show / Hide toolbox The “collapse section” feature collapses your selected code. The “expand all” feature expands all of your previously collapsed code. The “apply block comment” feature disables the code you select by turning it into a comment. The “apply line comment” feature converts a line of code into a comment, thus disabling it. The “remove comment” feature removes comments from any code you have selected. The “show / hide toolbox” feature shows or hides the toolbox – mostly used in script assist mode.

Example of the Actions toolbar below:

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