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Chapter 13. Working with Multiple Movies... > Changing window coordinates

Changing window coordinates

When you want to depart from the default display of a window, the first thing to understand is that window size and location are inextricably linked: You can't set one and not the other. What you have to do is stake off a certain rectangular area on the screen where the window belongs. In describing that area, you set both dimensions and position. This is done by setting the rect window property.

The rect

The simple word rect can have multiple meanings and uses in a Director movie. The keyword rect can refer to a data type, a function, a sprite property, a Cast member property, or a window property, depending on how it is used. Don't let that get you nervous, though. Once you understand what a rect data type is, the rest falls into place and is automatic.


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