Vector drawing in Flash MX

Despite the best efforts of the marketing people at Macromedia, Flash is still most famous for its animation capabilities.

But such perception does it a disservice, because in Flash MX we have a package that can do much, much more. It's a fully-fledged Web authoring system, complete with its own programming language and database connection capabilities. In this three-part series, we'll explore the key features, starting this month with the very core of the program: its drawing tools.

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