manual is for developers who are building Flash applications and
want to use components to speed development. You should already
be familiar with developing applications in Flash and writing ActionScript.
If you are less experienced with writing ActionScript, you can
add components to a document, set their parameters in the Property
inspector or Component inspector, and use the Behaviors panel to
handle their events. For example, you could attach a Go To Web Page
behavior to a Button component that opens a URL in a web browser
when the button is clicked without writing any ActionScript code.
If you are a programmer who wants to create more robust applications,
you can create components dynamically, use ActionScript to set properties
and call methods at run time, and use the event listener model to
For more information, see
Working with Components