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alertHook, the (property)
alertHook, on (event handler)
alignment of member, the
autoTab of member, the
abbreviatedThis keyword is used to print out an abbreviated date or time
string. "abbr", "abbrev", and "abbreviated"
are all equivalent.
- abbr date or abbrev date or abbreviated date
- abbr time or abbrev time or abbreviated time
The abort command aborts the current handler and any handler that called
it without executing any of the remaining Lingo statements in any of those
By contrast, the exit command only exits the current handler.
The abort command does not quit Director. Use halt or quit for that purpose
Calculates the absolute value of a number. Use this function to determine
the positive difference between two numbers and other unsigned values, such
The absolute value of the expression. If the expression in an integer, it
returns an integer, and if the expression in a float, it returns a float.
For example, to determine the distance of the mouse from a certain point:
if abs (the mouseV - initV) > 30 then put "the mouse has moved"
See - (negation),
New in D6, Type in Lingo dictionary
activeCastLib - can be tested, but not set via Lingo - it is set by the
Useful for development time authoring tools only?
What is it in a projector?
syntax: on activateWindow
The on activateWindow event handler is called when a MIAW becomes the activeWindow.
It is not called when the stage becomes the active window. Include an "on
activateWindow" handler in a movie script of your MIAW, if you want
it to respond to the activateWindow event.
set the title of the activeWindow to "Active"
set the title of the activeWindow to "Inactive"
See activeWindow, deactivateWindow,
stage, "Movies in a
The activeWindow indicates which window is active in the foreground
See activateWindow, deactivateWindow,
stage, "Movies in a
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