Manipulating display objects
Flash Player 9 and later, Adobe AIR 1.0 and
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.