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Here is a pretty cool tutorial which was a request from the website (
In this video we will use Flash to take this iPhone look-alilke and make that little slide to unlock slider actually work. When you click and drag it across it will enter the icon interface of the virtual iPhone. This is a cool technique you can use for way more than just this iPhone. The techniques learned in this video can be used in all kinds of interfaces and web applications!
We will learn a little about tweening with actionscript 3.0, eventlisteners, dragging movieclips, importing a psd from Photoshop right to Flash, and lots of other cool tips and tricks.

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44 thoughts on “[HD] iPhone Slide to Unlock Flash CS4 Tutorial

  1. When I code for the action script at 22:00 and try to test the app, it says TypeError: Error #1010: A term is undefined and has no properties.
    at ActionScript_fla::HomePage_258/frame1()[ActionScript_fla.HomePage_258::frame1:1]

    How do I make this work?

  2. Hello Nathaniel Dodson,

    My name is Jordan and I was wondering if there was a way to add another page of icons and like the slide to unlock, possibly slide to the right to left to view, and then left to right to go back will this work or will there be some type of action script/compiler error?

  3. Everybody that thinks this vid is too long should think… For ppl who really wanna learn this, watch the whole thing. No matter what. If you enjoy it or need it. It doesnt matter how long it is… So just think before you start complaining, cuz everybody who is complaining, doesnt actually care for flash and should not even watch this vid! So.. Great vid!!

  4. hey, thanks for that video.
    do you know if in flash cs5, when you create iphone app , that can be done in the way you just showed us? is mouse event (mouse down) is the same as finger touch the multytouch screen?

  5. at 22:00 you have to write that script, but if I close it and test it. It says: TypeError: Error #1010: A term is undefined and has no properties at iPhoneSlidetoUnlock_fla::MainTimeline/sliderDragF(). Do you know what I have to do?

  6. Ugh, people are never satisfied with anything. A tutorial is either too long, or too short with hardly enough information to teach a damn thing. You either watch it or don't. Whining about how long a tutorial is won't change a thing about it, and some people find it useful. I found this to be a great tutorial, and I have 44 minutes of my life to waste anyway. It's 1:30 in the morning, I'm an insomniac, what else am I going to do?

  7. maybe you should not watch things you don't want to watch and complain, maybe i am interested and i was wondering how these things work, maybe i wasted time watching videos you like but i didn't leave any stupid comments

  8. I might just waste 45min of my life.
    I'm not sure.
    Maybe I need this thing someday…?

    Anyway great tutorial!
    Maybe you should do next Dreamweaver tutorial?
    From begin to end for a basic homesite.
    It would be nice

  9. i dont understant why ppl complain about the lenght of the vid. I mean finaly someone takes the time to publish quality tuts on YT….to me the fact that its a 44min vid just shows that he actualy takes the time to explain the various steps prolprly wich i appreciate…i mean if youre already familiar with a specific step you can just skip to the next part….

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