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We do not recommend Flash Lite development on current Nokia devices, and all Flash Lite articles on this wiki have been archived. Flash Lite has been removed from all Nokia Asha and recent Series 40 devices and has limited support on Symbian. Specific information for Nokia Belle is available in Flash Lite on Nokia Browser for Symbian. Specific information for OLD Series 40 and Symbian devices is available in the Flash Lite Developers Library.

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Created: Risalmin (01 Oct 2007)
Last edited: hamishwillee (14 May 2013)

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What is ActionScript

ActionScript is an object-oriented programming language. The keywords used in ActionScript such as class, interface, and packages are similar to Java. If you have learned JavaScript, the learning curve for ActionScript is very low.

History

ActionScript 1.0

In 2000, together with Flash 5, the "actions" of Flash 4 were enhanced and renamed to ActionScript, greatly influenced by JavaScript and ECMA-262.

The mobile applications developed using FlashLite 1.0 and 1.1 uses ActionScript 1.0 only.

ActionScript 2.0

In 2003 ActionScript 2.0 was introduced with Flash 7. It brings important features, such as Type casting, Exception handling and proper classes.

From FlashLite 2.0, the ActionScript 2.0 language can be used for mobile application development.

ActionScript 3.0

in 2006 ActionsScript 3.0 was released with Flash 9. It is a big refurbishment of the language, using a different virtual machine. The virtual machine for the older versions of ActionScript is included for compatibility. 3.0 is considered a significant performance booster and entails a more robust model.

Currently there is no FlashLite version which supports ActionScript 3.0

Read more about ActionScript on Adobe's developer site [1]

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