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Chapter 25. XTRAS

IN THIS CHAPTER

What Are Xtras

Xtras That Come with Director 8

Third-Party Xtras

Using Xtra Lingo

Using Xtras in Shockwave

Other Xtras

Source movies for this chapter can be found on the CD-ROM in the “Book Movies” folder under folder 25.

Even with all the features in Director 8, most developers, at one time or another, need to use an Xtra. Xtras are small files that extend Director capabilities, either by adding cast member types, Lingo commands, or authoring tools. In fact, many standard items in Director, such as vector members, network Lingo, and bitmap importing, are made possible by Xtras already installed in Director.


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