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 DirectInteraction Xtra

Director 7.x Compatible Director 8.x CompatibleDirector MX Compatible     Windows Compatible   

DirectInteraction is a Scripting Xtra for Macromedia Director which provides Director applications with additional capabilities to interact with the user.

By using DirectInteraction Xtra, Director applications can:

  • Place icons on the tray bar (also known as the taskbar's status area) to represent the application and serve as status indicators.
    Get notification upon user interaction with tray bar icons.
    Tray bar icons include transparency support, can be set from image cast members and may be animated or modified in real time.

  • Display balloon ToolTips over the tray bar.
    Get notification when the balloon ToolTip is shown, clicked or timed out.

  • Get notification when the user drops file(s) on the Director stage.
    Obtain the full pathname of the dropped file(s) as well as the dropping point coordinates.

  • Create, display and manipulate context pop-up menus (also known as shortcut menus) which can be displayed anywhere on the screen
    and may include nested sub menus.

  • Get notification when the user rotates the mouse wheel, moves the mouse or presses one of its buttons, including support for the mouse middle and extra buttons.

  • Get notification when the user switches to or from the application.

  • Get notification when the screen saver activates.

The Xtra is available for Director 7 and above and is compatible with Windows 9X and newer (including 2000, ME, NT, XP).

You can now download an evaluation version 1.0 of DirectInteraction Xtra.


If you want to develop with the Xtra, license the release version!
Click here to license DirectInteraction Xtra

The trial version includes a sample Director movie that demonstrates many of the Xtra features as well as a detailed technical discussion on how each feature is implemented.

The sample movie requires DirectOS Xtra to be installed as it also demonstrates common functionality that can only be achieved in conjunction with DirectOS Xtra. A trial version of DirectOS Xtra is included in this download. Some of the sample features will be disabled if DirectOS Xtra is not installed.

Additional technical information, instructions on how to install and use the Xtra, functions reference and more can be found in the Xtra documentation.

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