The drag-and-drop interface is particularly valuable for educational purposes. Since much of the standard documentation on Flash CS 3 and Actionscript 3 is focused (at least initially) on animation and multimedia applications, we felt it would be useful to provide some tutorial pages on using the drag and drop interface written for those who have only a rudimentary understanding of Adobe Flash. If you have never written a line of code in Flash before, we recommend you start with one of the earlier Basic tutorials on this site such as Simple Line Segment: Creating Sprites and Shapes from Mouse Clicks.

If you are more of a visual person, we recommend the following video tutorials from the Adobe website for getting you where you need to be to understand this tutorial.

  • The Adobe CS3 Video Workshop page is located at
  • After sorting the videos by product and finding the ones focused on Flash CS3, look for these:
    • Creating your first working, interactive FLA file
    • Getting started with ActionScript 3.0

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