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    Here's all the undocumented features I can think of. Feel free to add on.

    1. Cookie object
    2. fscommand ("save", "file.txt")
    3. asfunction (added to revised Actionscript Dictionary)
    4. constructor property
    5. XMLNode class
    6. textfield _changed event/frame jump thing
    7. arguments object
    8. arguments.callee property
    9. you can export button and graphic symbols from your library and attach
    them (not very useful, though)
    10. TARGET tag for HTML text field hrefs
    11. ASNative function
    12. ASnative(300, 0)(xmlString, tagsArray) - parses XML into an array
    structure super-fast; this function is not accessible through normal
    Actionscript
    13. _flash property (similar to _levelx, but global)
    14. XML.onData() event handler (added to revised AS Dictionary)
    15. XMLSocket.onData() event handler (added to revised AS Dictionary)
    16. XML.contentType property - didn't make it into revised AS Dictionary
    17. Key.isDown(1), (2), (4) detects click of left mouse button, right mouse button, and scrollwheel click
    18. _quality = 'AUTOHIGH' or 'AUTOLOW'
    [Edited by robertpenner on 11-02-2001 at 06:59 AM]

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    Great. All we need now is documentation for them!

    Number 12 looks particularly interesting to me. Where can I find out more?

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    Hi robertpenner,

    nice list ....

    @julianj: type ASnative into the text field next to the search button...

    Musicman

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    Cool. I've just tried out the figleaf XMLnitro.as and compared it to some performance benchmarking I did a while a go. It doesn't seem to make that much difference for parsing attribute intensive xml, but if you make heavy use of elements then it's a lot faster. However, why would you make heavy use of elements when an attribute representation of the same data is about 20 times faster to parse?

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    What about one that you pointed out in a thread the other day -- the ability to trap for second + third mouse buttons using key.isToggled().

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    Thanks for the reminder, Stickman.

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    Ah...Great list...most of these I've heard of...except for number 1!!!

    I guess I'd better do some searching.......

    -pigghost-

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    Hmm, Cookie object in Flash? Anyone have some documentation/examples on how to use it?

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    @ndre

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    Hi...I did a little searching around at FlashCoders archives and found this...

    http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/oldarch...ch/011198.html

    ...haven't had time to mess with it yet...looks interesting, though...

    -pigg-

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    one more

    It actually has been documented somewhere....

    Flash is this amazing abilty for me to lose Hours upon Hours of sleep.

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