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Flash Tools for Developers: Function Grapher
Doug Ensley, Shippensburg University
This Flash Forum article provides instructions and resources for producing customized graphing applets using the Macromedia Flash (either Flash MX 2004 or the more recent Flash 8) programming environment. After working through this material you will be able to build a fully customized Grapher for your own webpage using your own instructions, your own color schemes and your own choice of functionality.
The compressed file fun_grapher.zip contains all templates and code referenced within the article, and the twenty-four page Developer's Guide ( fg_guide.pdf ) gives detailed instructions for some specific customization tasks. Within this article, there is a brief description of each of the templates including active versions of each to demonstrate its functionality. In addition, we list some of the specific customizations that are addressed within the Developer's Guide.
The Flash 8 programming environment for Windows or Mac can be "borrowed" on a 30 day trial basis from macromedia.com. Try out Flash using these templates. We think you will be hooked!
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