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Chapter 6. Debugging > Using the Debugger

Using the Debugger

When it comes to finding the bugs you’ve created, Flash does offer help in the form of the Debugger. This special window enables you to view variables or properties while a movie plays. You can also change most properties of any Movie Clip. In addition, Flash MX adds several options that make this a true “debugger.” The name “Debugger” might be deceptive. It won’t “de-bug” (that is, remove bugs from your movie). Later in this chapter you’ll see the new options, including setting breakpoints (which are points in the script where the program will pause), the Step Over/Step In/Step Out buttons (which enable you to selectively skip parts of the script or to execute only one line at a time), and the Call Stack (which reveals “how you got there” when you encounter a breakpoint).


Despite the fact that the Debugger won’t fix your problems, it’s still very useful. We’ll first look at how to use the Debugger, and then we’ll consider strategies to apply its features.


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