16. Debugging a Movie

What You'll Do

Debug Concepts

Debug with the ActionScript Editor

Use the Movie Explorer

Debug Manually

Use the Flash Debugger

View Variables

Add Variables to the Watch List

View Properties

Set Breakpoints

Step Through Code

Introduction

Flash provides several enhancements that make it easier for you to debug scripts using the ActionScript language. The new features include new language elements, improved editing and debugging tools, and the introduction of a more object-oriented programming language; however, not all debugging problems reside in an ActionScript. Debugging a Flash movie is similar to a mechanic attempting to fix the engine on a car. He can hear a knocking or pinging sound, but he's not sure what's causing ...

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