Obsolete - designed for a decommissioned version of the API and most of the links, below, are dead.

Screenshot / Code Snippet

Here is a simple example that fetches stats on Stack Overflow:

import com.actionstack.ActionStack;
import com.actionstack.QueryCompleteEvent;

var actionStack:ActionStack = new ActionStack("stackoverflow",



private function ProcessResults(event:QueryCompleteEvent):void
    var data:Object = event.GetValue();
    var stats:Object = data["statistics"];
    stats = stats[0];

    // You can now access the data in stats
    // like stats["total_questions"]


ActionStack is an ActionScript 3 wrapper for the StackOverflow API. ActionStack fully supports all API methods, including StackAuth methods. Although there is no documentation for ActionStack at the moment, the examples above and in the repository should clear up any confusion.


Dead link: Stats example: http://stackoverflow.quickmediasolutions.com/actionstack/simple.html
Dead link: User example: http://stackoverflow.quickmediasolutions.com/actionstack/user.html


StackScript is released under the MIT license.


No packages as of yet.


The packages should compile in ActionScript 3+. Consequently, the SWF files should work with the Flash Player 9+.


I can be reached at [email protected]


The code and example can be found at http://launchpad.net/actionstack

  • So this is what your "A" in a shredder was for! Nice work, as always
    – Matt S.
    Jun 28, 2010 at 1:40
  • @Matt: Thanks! Did you get a chance to look at the demo? Specifically this one. Jun 28, 2010 at 2:22
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    ++ hmmm.... great idea. you know i am going to chase you on this one, right? once i get the soapi.js RC finished i am just going to have to port it to actionscript. i have long been waiting for an excuse to write some flash. Jun 28, 2010 at 5:55
  • @code: The API is relatively stable - why have an automatic code generator do what I've already taken the time to do? Try using my wrapper and you won't be disappointed. It comes with extra utility functions too. And besides, if you want to write some Flash, write an app that uses my wrapper :) Jun 28, 2010 at 5:57
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    the code generation phase of soapi is closed. with the changes slowed to a crawl, i am now refining the library and adding the higher level functionality. the point is not to try and one-up you, it is to provide a consistent programming experience across multiple platforms. I am still a several weeks at best from having time to tool up and switch focus to flash, so the glory is all yours. like I said, great idea. r.e. codegen: soapi codegen will resume when 2.0 goes into beta. soapi watch will continue to monitor the api. Jun 28, 2010 at 6:09
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    @code: Oh boy, just thinking about 2.0 makes me excited :) Can't wait to write that answering bot. Jun 28, 2010 at 6:12


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