Action Script 3: Component and SharedObject Example

Here is a simple tutorial on using prebuilt AS3 components and SharedObject.

SharedObject Example

Class soExample:

package {
import fl.controls.Button;
import fl.controls.Label;
import fl.controls.TextInput;

import flash.display.Sprite;

public class soExample extends Sprite {
private var getData_btn:Button;
private var setData_btn:Button;
private var delData_btn:Button;
private var titleLbl:Label;
private var statLbl:Label;
private var soText:TextInput;
private var _mc:Sprite;
private var mySO:SharedObject;

public function soExample(_mc:Sprite) {
this._mc = _mc;
private function updateUI():void {
getData_btn = createButton(getData_btn, "Get Shared Object", 150, 10, 100, "get_btn");
setData_btn = createButton(getData_btn, "Store Shared Object", 150, 10, 130, "set_btn");
delData_btn = createButton(getData_btn, "Delete Shared Object", 150, 10, 160, "del_btn");
titleLbl = createLabel(titleLbl, "<b>AS3 - Shared Object Example</b>", 200, 10, 10);
statLbl = createLabel(statLbl, "", 400, 10, 200);
soText = createTextInput(soText, 200, 10, 50);
private function updateDisplay():void {
private function createButton(btn:Button, lbl:String, w:uint, x:uint, y:uint, nme:String):Button {
btn = new Button();
btn.label = lbl;
btn.width = w;
btn.move(x, y); = nme;
btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, clickHandler);
return btn;
private function createLabel(lblRef:Label, lbl:String, w:uint, x:uint, y:uint):Label {
lblRef = new Label();
lblRef.htmlText = lbl;
lblRef.width = w;
lblRef.move(x, y);
return lblRef;
private function createTextInput(tiRef:TextInput, w:uint, x:uint, y:uint):TextInput {
tiRef = new TextInput();
tiRef.htmlText = “”;
tiRef.width = w;
tiRef.move(x, y);
return tiRef;
private function clickHandler(event:MouseEvent):void {
private function respondToMouseEvent(nme:String):void {
switch (nme) {
case "get_btn":
case "set_btn":
case "del_btn":
private function getSO():void {
soText.text = "";
mySO = SharedObject.getLocal("userData");
if (mySO.size == 0) {
// Shared object doesn’t exist.
statLbl.htmlText = "Status: SharedObject not found.";
} else {
statLbl.htmlText = "Status: SharedObject value is - <b>""</b>";
private function setSO():void {
if (soText.text != "") { = soText.text;
private function deleteSO():void {

Now, create object of soExample and pass movieclip reference (in which all the components will be added at runtime) as parameter:

var mySoExample:soExample = new soExample(this);

Note: Be sure to add “Button”, “Label” & “TextInput” components to the library of that movie.

Publish and test the flash file. Simple isn’t it 🙂


About Tushar

Hi, I am Tushar Wadekar from Pune, India. I am an Adobe Certified Flash Developer. My Interests are: Flash, ActionScript, Flex, AIR, PHP, Ruby on Rails. You can reach me at: tusharwadekar[at]gmail[dot]com Thank you! Tushar
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15 Responses to Action Script 3: Component and SharedObject Example

  1. Pingback: ActionScript 3: Serializing Classes using registerClassAlias « Tushar Wadekar

  2. Mike says:

    Nice blog. I have one similiar to it. Yours is a little more advanced though.

  3. Satish says:

    nice blog!!

    Can u help me in writing some actionscript3.0 code?


  4. Satish says:

    i want AS3 coding for cropping an image by selecting a part of it

    Can u help out?

  5. Satish says:

    i want AS3 coding for cropping an image by selecting a part of it

    Can u help out?


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