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Lesson 30. Monitoring Director

Lesson 30. Monitoring Director

In the Director environment, event messages are always being sent, handlers are being called, mouse clicks are being received, keys are being pressed, and frames are being displayed. Director's system of handlers and properties makes it easy for you to find just about any status information you need.

For instance, perhaps you need to know the screen coordinates of the mouse as it moves across the screen. Or perhaps you need to know what key was pressed, or the keycode. Perhaps you need to know what sprite was clicked, or whether your handler is being called as you think it should be.

Figure . Using Lingo, you can monitor events as they occur in your movies. By using a log file, you can keep track of the events. When something goes wrong, you can use the log file to reconstruct the sequence of events and determine where the problem lies.


In this lesson, you will learn how to use some of Director's reporting features and other tools to monitor your environment. You can then use these techniques as necessary as you work on projects on your own.

If you would like to review the final result of this lesson, open the Complete folder in the Lesson30 folder and play Spy.dir.


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