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A Summary of Events

Table 4.4 lists the many basic events discussed in this chapter. You’ll learn about many more events in the chapters that follow. For more on the Event class and its subclasses, see Flash Help > Action-Script 3.0 Reference for the Adobe Flash Platform > flash.events.

Table 4.4. Events

Event

Description

MouseEvent.CLICK

Mouse click

MouseEvent.DOUBLE_CLICK

Mouse double-click

MouseEvent.MOUSE_MOVE

Mouse move

MouseEvent.MOUSE_DOWN

Mouse button pressed

MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP

Mouse button released

MouseEvent.MOUSE_OVER

Mouse pointer moves over the target

MouseEvent.MOUSE_OUT

Mouse pointer moves off of the target

MouseEvent.MOUSE_WHEEL

Mouse wheel moves forward or backward

KeyboardEvent.KEY_DOWN

Key pressed

KeyboardEvent.KEY_UP

Key released

ContextMenuEvent.MENU_ITEM_SELECT

Contextual menu item selected

Event.ENTER_FRAME

Happens at the frame rate of the Flash movie (not user controlled)

TimerEvent.TIMER

Happens at every interval defined by the Timer object

TimerEvent.TIMER_COMPLETE

Happens when the Timer object finishes all of its intervals

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