Manipulating display objects

Flash Player 9 and later, Adobe AIR 1.0 and later

Regardless of which display object you choose to use, there are a number of manipulations that all display objects have in common as elements that are displayed on the screen. For example, they can all be positioned on the screen, moved forward or backward in the stacking order of display objects, scaled, rotated, and so forth. Because all display objects inherit this functionality from their common base class (DisplayObject), this functionality behaves the same whether you’re manipulating a TextField instance, a Video instance, a Shape instance, or any other display object. The following sections detail several of these common display object manipulations.