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In this last article (for now) of a series of articles on Xtra development using Macromedia's Open Architecture, or MOA, I thought it'd be nice to take a quick tour through some of the little quirks, clues, shortcuts, and hints I've accumulated over the years. These are in no specific ...
If I promised to take you to see a foreign city, one where you were not fluent in the language, and didn't know your way around, and then actually flew you there to visit, would you wnat me to just drop you off in the center of town and leave you there?
In my last article (MXDJ, Vol. 2, issue 2), we looked at how Macromedia Director is extensible, primarily through Xtras (plug-ins); and that there are four major types of Xtras - Scripting/Lingo Xtras, Sprite Xtras, Transition Xtras, and Tool Xtras.
Macromedia Director has proven itself in myriad applications as the development platform of choice. Although Director lets nonprogrammers create multimedia applications, there are a surprising number of developers with traditional software engineering backgrounds who use Director.