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Chapter 8. XML Connection > Debugging Flash

Debugging Flash

The Flash application includes several useful tools to examine and tweak our work. The Movie Explorer, for example, is a good way to get the big picture of the structure of a project. At the other extreme is the debugger, which displays the minute details of our project. It allows us to directly examine the operation of Flash code even as it is running!

Debugger

We use the debugger to pry apart our XML object (Figure 8.1). While all the data is visible, it is buried in a cascade of empty pointers. By collapsing the list, we can look at the root object:


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