ActionScript - Basic Integrated Help Overview

It is possible to write help files (html) describing your own ActionScript programs and to integrate it with the built-in Flash help. On the one hand ... this is very cool ... on the other hand, why bother - the built-in help viewer is pretty clunky and not particularly useful.

Either way, the distributed help files do NOT describe how to do this ... but this collection of pages does :)

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The built-in help is standard html, but it is viewed using a proprietary browser. On the plus side, this means that a single set of files can be viewed on any system. On the negative side, their browser is a window inside Flash, it is slow (very slow) to drag and resize.


On your system, the built in help is located at I have not figured out how to get the search funtion to work with your custom help.

Author: Robert Clemenzi -
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