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Lingo in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference (In a Nutshell)

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Publisher Comments:

Macromedia Director 6 is the premiere authoring tool for delivering interactive content on both the Internet and the desktop. It is the dominant multimedia package for Windows 95/NT, Windows 3.1, and the Macintosh. A quarter million developers use Director® to incorporate animation and audio into dynamic Web pages, and to create engaging interactive corporate presentations, multimedia advertising, entertainment CD-ROMs, Enhanced music CDs, and even DVDs.Lingo is Director's powerful scripting language. This companion book toDirector in a Nutshell is an essential tool for both new and experienced Lingo programmers seeking a deeper knowledge of the language. Bruce Epstein is the author of both these books and brings years of hands-on experience with Director and Lingo. The book includes numerous useful Lingo examples. Exhaustively tested, this book corrects many errors found in Macromedia's Lingo documentation and repeated verbatim in most third-party books. Extremely comprehensive, this book details dozens of misdocumented and undocumented Lingo keywords that are omitted from Macromedia's manuals and third-party books.Lingo in a Nutshell caters to the huge pool of Director users attempting to bridge the Lingo gap, yet provides the details for the experienced Linguist that are lacking in other Lingo books. In typical nutshell style (clear, concise, deep and narrow) this book explores the syntax, structure and commands of the Lingo language. The detailed chapters describe messages, events, scripts, handlers, variables, lists, file I/O, Behaviors, child objects, Xtras, and more. This book teaches you to troubleshoot and debug common Lingo errors. Lingo in a Nutshell is the book for which both Director users and power Lingo programmers have been yearning.The book extensively covers topics not found in other Lingo books:

  • Cross-platform Lingo differences
  • Lingo internals for experienced programmers
  • Events, messages, and scripts
  • Timers, tempos, cue points, and synchronization
  • Data types and expressions
  • Math, numerical expressions, geometry, and trigonometry
  • Coordinates, alignment, and registration point
Lingo in a Nutshell is the most concise and compete guide available. It is a high-end handbook at a low-end price. An essential desktop reference for every Director user.

Synopsis:

The companion book to "Director in a Nutshell", this title provides a complete definition of the Lingo language, including syntax, structure, and comparisons with other programming languages. Detailed chapters describe messages, events, scripts, handlers, variables, lists, file I/O, behaviors, and child objects.

Synopsis:

The companion book to "Director in a Nutshell", this title provides a complete definition of the Lingo language, including syntax, structure, and comparisons with other programming languages. Detailed chapters describe messages, events, scripts, handlers, variables, lists, file I/O, behaviors, and child objects.

Synopsis:

This companion book to "Director in a Nutshell covers all aspects of Lingo, Director's powerful scripting language, and is the book for which both Director users and power Lingo programmers have been yearning. An essential tool for both new and experienced Lingo programmers, thisconcise guide explains how Lingo "thinks" and includes many programmingexamples as well as undocumented commands.In typical nutshell style, "Lingo in a Nutshell explores the syntax, structure, and commands of the language. It includes numerous useful Lingoexamples, corrects many errors found in Macromedia's Lingo documentation, and details dozens of misdocumented and undocumented Lingo keywords thatare omitted from Macromedia's manuals and third-party books. Detailedchapters describe messages, events, scripts, handlers, variables, lists, file I/O, Behaviors, child objects, Xtras, and more. "Lingo in a Nutshell caters to the huge pool of Director users attemptingto bridge the Lingo gap, yet provides the details for the experiencedLinguist that are lacking in other Lingo books.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Preface Part I. Lingo Basics Chapter 1. How Lingo Thinks So You're Too Busy to Learn Lingo Lingo Scripting Basics Variables and Properties Lingo's Skeletal Structure Conditional Execution Parameters and Arguments Chapter 2. Events, Messages, and Scripts Events and Messages Lingo Script Types Trapping Events with Scripts Message Processing Order Chapter 3. Lingo Coding and Debugging Tips Lingo Coding Tips Zen and the Art of Debugging The Lingo Debugger A Simple Sample Debugging Session Lingo Debugging Commands Chapter 4. Lingo Internals Lingo Internals Part II. Lingo Data Types and Expressions Chapter 5. Data Types and Expressions Data Types and Variable Types Operators Chapter 6. Lists List Basics Lingo List Commands Commands by List Type List Utilities Other Lingo Commands That Use Lists Chapter 7. Strings Strings and Chunk Expressions Chapter 8. Math (and Gambling) Arithmetic Operators Math Functions Number Systems and Formats Part III. Lingo Events Chapter 9. Mouse Events Mouse Events Mouse Properties Mouse Tasks Chapter 10. Keyboard Events Keyboard Events Keyboard Properties Filtering Keyboard Input Keyboard Tasks Chapter 11. Timers and Dates Timers and Delays Time Units Date and Time Functions Timing Utilities Part IV. Applied Lingo Chapter 12. Behaviors and Parent Scripts What Is a Behavior? Objects of Mystery Behaviors versus Other Script Types Behavior and Parent Script Lingo Chapter 13. Lingo Xtras and XObjects Xtras Lingo Scripting Xtras Writing Your Own Xtras Chapter 14. External Files External Files File Paths FileIO External Applications Chapter 15. The MUI Dialog Xtra MUI Alert Dialogs Custom MUI Dialogs Part V. Lingo Command Reference Chapter 16. Enumerated Values Chapter 17. Changed, Undocumented, and Misdocumented Lingo Underdocumented Utilities and Lingo Chapter 18. Lingo Keyword and Command Summary Chapter 19. The Lingo Symbol Table Why Do I Care? Part VI. Appendixes Appendix A. ASCII Codes and Key Codes Appendix B. Changes in D6 Through D6.5 Appendix C. Case-Sensitivity, Sort Order, Diacritical Marks, and Space-Sensitivity Appendix D. The DIRECTOR.INI and LINGO.INI Files Appendix E. Error Messages and Error Codes Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565924932
Author:
Epstein, Bruce A.
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Location:
Sebastopol, CA :
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Multimedia
Subject:
Multimedia - Director
Subject:
Interactive multimedia
Subject:
Lingo (computer program language)
Subject:
Lingo
Subject:
Macromedia Director
Subject:
Computer Books: General
Subject:
Computer Bks - Desktop Publishing
Subject:
Multi-Media Hardware & Software
Subject:
Books; Computers & Internet; Web Development; HTML, Graphics, & Design; Lingo & Shockwave
Subject:
Books; Computers & Internet; Web Development; HTML, Graphics, & Design; Shockwave for Director
Subject:
Books; Computers & Internet; Web Development; HTML, Graphics, & Design; Web Multimedia
Subject:
Books; Computers & Internet; Web Development; HTML, Graphics, & Design; Web Graphics
Subject:
Books; Computers & Internet; Web Development; Scripting & Programming
Subject:
Shockwave (Computer file)
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Graphics-General
Subject:
Lingo in a Nutshell;Macromedia Director;internet;multimedia;scripting language,
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
631
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.15 in 1.68 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
The companion book to "Director in a Nutshell", this title provides a complete definition of the Lingo language, including syntax, structure, and comparisons with other programming languages. Detailed chapters describe messages, events, scripts, handlers, variables, lists, file I/O, behaviors, and child objects.
"Synopsis" by ,
The companion book to "Director in a Nutshell", this title provides a complete definition of the Lingo language, including syntax, structure, and comparisons with other programming languages. Detailed chapters describe messages, events, scripts, handlers, variables, lists, file I/O, behaviors, and child objects.
"Synopsis" by , This companion book to "Director in a Nutshell covers all aspects of Lingo, Director's powerful scripting language, and is the book for which both Director users and power Lingo programmers have been yearning. An essential tool for both new and experienced Lingo programmers, thisconcise guide explains how Lingo "thinks" and includes many programmingexamples as well as undocumented commands.In typical nutshell style, "Lingo in a Nutshell explores the syntax, structure, and commands of the language. It includes numerous useful Lingoexamples, corrects many errors found in Macromedia's Lingo documentation, and details dozens of misdocumented and undocumented Lingo keywords thatare omitted from Macromedia's manuals and third-party books. Detailedchapters describe messages, events, scripts, handlers, variables, lists, file I/O, Behaviors, child objects, Xtras, and more. "Lingo in a Nutshell caters to the huge pool of Director users attemptingto bridge the Lingo gap, yet provides the details for the experiencedLinguist that are lacking in other Lingo books.
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