ActionScript 3 Display List Lifecycle


Frame-based animation in Flash and AIR implement the following lifecycle:

  • Event.ENTER_FRAME is dispatched
  • Constructor code of children display objects are executed
  • Event.FRAME_CONSTRUCTED is dispatched
  • Frame actions in the MovieClip symbol is executed
  • Frame actions in children MovieClip symbols are executed
  • Event.EXIT_FRAME is dispatched
  • Event.RENDER is dispatched