Hasan Otuome is Chief Architect for Marx Media (http://www.marxmedia.net) where he can usually be found developing Rich Internet Applications for the company's clients. He champions creative uses and combinations of Flash, PHP, AJAX and MySQL, among others, for their benefits in user experience improvement.View all articles by Hasan Otuome
After discovering the power of doing forms in Flash you will undoubtedly want to start sprucing them up a little. One way to do that is to take advantage of focusing input fields automatically (when appropriate). For example, you've been tasked to build a customer information form where the user will have to input their social security #. No big deal, right? But, how about giving it that desktop feel with some auto focusing. Here's what we'll be building:
Go ahead and enter some data and watch the form assist you. Next, we'll set it all up.