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Chapter 12. LEARNING LINGO > UNDERSTANDING SCRIPT TYPES

UNDERSTANDING SCRIPT TYPES

The Message window enables you to type and interpret one line of Lingo code at a time, but you need to string together many lines of Lingo code to make programs. You store these lines of Lingo code in cast members called scripts. There are three different types of script members: movie scripts, behavior scripts, and parent scripts. In addition, other cast members, such as bitmaps, can have scripts embedded inside them. These are usually referred to as cast scripts.

The difference between all these script types is not in what they look like or how they behave, but it is in when they act. Here is a summary:


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