New Features Added to Adobe ActionScript API Reference (ASDoc)

Use the ActionScript® 3.0 Reference for the Adobe® Flash® Platform as the API reference for many Adobe products, including Flash Player, AIR, and Flex. The new release of the ActionScript Reference (http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/) contains several new features:

  • Support for a quick search added to the Packages and Classes lists.The quick search lets you filter the content of the Packages and Classes lists as you type. This feature is not supported on IE 7 and IE 8.
  • When displaying all classes in the Classes list, selecting a class name in the list continues to display all classes.In the previous release, selecting a class name in the Classes list while displaying all classes changed the Classes list to display only the classes in the package of the selected class.
  • Added a Home link to the top of all pages.The Home link lets you navigate back to the index.html page from anywhere in the reference.
  • Fixes for issues associated with localization and translation.

 

Stephen Gilson
Flex Doc Team

11 Responses to New Features Added to Adobe ActionScript API Reference (ASDoc)

  1. Are you guys aware that properties are missing from the ASDocs?

    To take one class, for example; the MX DataGrid:
    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/mx/controls/DataGrid.html

    No columns property is listed, even if I expand all inherited properties.

    For sake of completeness, I tested in alternate browsers. The columns property is currently showing up in Safari 5.02; but is not displayed in Firefox 5 (my primarily browser) or IE9. This is a change from yesterday where things would show up in IE9 too.

    The problem has persisted for about a week. Development is tough when I’m looking at incomplete references half the time.

    • Stephen Gilson says:

      @Jeff said

      “Are you guys aware that properties are missing from the ASDocs?”

      Make sure your filters are set correctly at the top of the page. You need to have a version of Flex selected to to see the ‘columns’ property.

      Stephen

  2. Matthew Fabb says:

    The quick search feature is incredibly awesome. Search for a class via a browser text search worked before but could often be quite inefficient. So thank you to the team doc team for adding that! 🙂

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  4. Chris Velevitch says:

    This is really great! One annoying thing is the clearing the of screen every time I click on a class name and also slow to refresh.

    • Stephen Gilson says:

      @Chris said:

      “One annoying thing is the clearing the of screen every time I click on a class name and also slow to refresh.”

      We have a bug for that and are hoping to get it in for the next release.

      Stephen

  5. Chris Luebcke says:

    > When displaying all classes in the Classes list, selecting a class name in the list continues to display all classes. In the previous release, selecting a class name in the Classes list while displaying all classes changed the Classes list to display only the classes in the package of the selected class.

    Oh god thank you. Closed https://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FLEXDOCS-1339

  6. Chris Luebcke says:

    And I should also add, the other changes are great too 🙂

  7. Good improvements!

    Any chance you’ll consider using the vertical space more effectively? Right now, the static top frame, making up 3 bars, takes up a considerable amount of space, especially on smaller screens. I often find myself wishing I could reduce the size of the top frame in order to view more of the actual reference in the frame below.

    • Stephen Gilson says:

      We do have an open bug about allowing users to hide some or all of the 3-bar area at the top of the screen. We don’t have it scheduled for a specific release yet.

      Stephen

  8. DDDan says:

    Thank you so much – huge improvement for daily work!!!