All right you Flashers. Stop banging your heads because of the latest Flash Error and go spend a little time with Matt Maxwell. Matt understands your pain and even sings about it. Once you hear Matt's lucid tomes you will be blown away at how well he understands your pain.
Posted in Error, Flash at 10:59 pm by Curtis J. Morley
For everyone that has wanted help with their Flash now is your chance to get it. If you have ever said, "Man! I wish I could just ask Curtis this question in person." sign up for DGM 2870 at the newest University in the Nation, UVU. The class is going to focus on ActionScript Fundamentals and will have a syllabus that looks something like this. I started teaching over 8 years ago and was the first person to teach Flash in Utah. I spent most of my time teaching at UVU (then UVSC) and had a little stint with SLCC (Salt Lake Community College) and then a few years teaching in the Masters of Information Systems at the Largest Private University in the nation, Brigham Young University.
Now I am back to my roots. I am excited to start teaching College Flash again. I will cover ActionScript Fundamentals using the book by Rich Shupe. Arrays, External AS, functions, conditionals, interactivity, usability, Object Oriented Programming, and mobile will be taught. I will be using GoCourse as my LMS/Content Creation Tool/ Grading system for enhanced learning for my students and easier teaching for me.
The class is extremely fun. It is also a lot of work but the reward is fantastic. I don't know if it is quite as fun as Super Smash Brothers Melee Theory and Practice taught by Brian Mazur, Mike Blejer and Quentin Jones at Oberlin College (Don't believe me? Click the link and scroll to the bottom under "Physical Activities and Games") they also list Stilting as a 1 credit course.
Although we wont be walking on stilts or playing Nintendo for 2 hours we will learn how to create kick-butt applications, games, widgets, mobile applications, and websites with ActionScript. So go to UVU.edu and sign up today for the night class (7:30-8:45 p.m.).
ActionScript 3 Error: 1180: Call to a possibly undefined method CustomClass.
ActionScript 3 Error #1180 Description:
One reason for this this error is because you are using the name of the variable that you are assigning to the Class rather than the Class itself. Adobe also states that this error will only display when "Strict Mode" is turned on.
Flex / Flash Error #1180 Fix:
Make sure that when you instantiate the Object that you are using the Class name and not the variable name.
var myCustomClass:CustomClass = new myCustomClass();
var myCustomClass:CustomClass = new CustomClass();