Chapter 10. Packaging for Distribution

What You Will Learn

In this lesson, you will:

  • Learn about packaging Xtras

  • Use the new closeRequest handler for smooth exits

  • Learn about stub projectors

  • Create a cross-platform projector

  • Use a custom icon for the projector

Approximate Time

This lesson should take you about 1.5 hours to complete.

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This is the fifth and final lesson in the second project, the Personal Training Log. In this lesson you'll assemble all the individual pieces into a full-fledged application fit for cross-platform delivery on CD-ROM.

The completed personal training log

A projector, as you have learned, is Director's term for an executable. So far you've use Director's Publish feature to create quick test projectors. In this lesson you'll learn the details of creating projectors, how to package (or not package) Xtras, and even create cross-platform projectors. Prior to the release of Director MX 2004 you had to own separate Macintosh and Windows versions of Director in order to create projectors for each platform. In Director MX 2004, you can create a Windows projector on the Mac, and you can create OSX projectors from Windows.

Macromedia Director MX 2004. Training from the Source
Macromedia Director MX 2004: Training from the Source
ISBN: 0321223659
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 166
Authors: Dave Mennenoh

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