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Director property lists by object

This section lists Director properties and whether they can be set.

All properties
Cast members:
All cast members
Bitmap cast members
Button cast members
Digital video cast members
Field cast members
Movie cast members
Script cast members
Shape cast members
Sound cast members
Shockwave Audio cast members
Text cast members
Transition cast members
Sprites:
All sprites
Bitmap sprites
Button sprites
Digital video sprites
Field sprites
Shape sprites
 
Sounds
System
Movies
Windows
Casts
Frames
Menus and menu items
Xtras
Child objects
Behaviors
Projectors

All properties
These are all the properties available in Director.

Property Related object Settable
activeCastLib system No
activeWindow system No
actorList system Yes
alertHook system Yes
alignment of member field Yes
ancestor child object and behavior Yes
autoTab of member field cast member Yes
backColor of member field cast member Yes
backColor of sprite bitmap and shape sprites Yes
beepOn system Yes
behavesLikeToggle of member button cast member Yes
behavesLikeToggle of sprite button sprite Yes
bitRate of member sound cast member No
bitsPerSample of member Shockwave Audio streaming cast member No
blend of sprite sprite Yes
border of member field cast member Yes
bottom of sprite sprite No
boxDropShadow of member field cast member Yes
boxType of member field cast member Yes
browserName system Yes
buttonStyle system Yes
buttonType button cast member Yes
castLibNum of member cast member No
castLibNum of sprite sprite Yes
center of member movie and digital video cast members Yes
centerStage movie Yes
changeArea of member transition cast member Yes
channelCount of member sound cast member No
checkBoxAccess system Yes
checkBoxType system Yes
checkMark of menuItem menu item Yes
chunkSize of member transition cast member Yes
colorDepth system Yes
constraint of sprite sprite Yes
controller of member digital video Yes
copyrightInfo of member SWA cast member Yes, for SoundEdit16, version 2.0.4 or higher. Can't be set for sounds created in earlier versions of SoundEdit.
cpuHogTicks system Yes
crop of member digital video cast member Yes
cuePointNames of member sound cast member No
cuePointTimes of member sound cast member No
currentSpriteNum movie No
currentTime sound sprite, QuickTime digital video sprite, or any Xtra that supports cue points No
cursor of sprite sprite Yes
depth of member cast member No
deskTopRectList system No
digitalVideoTimeScale system Yes
digitalVideoType of member digital video cast member No
directToStage of member digital video cast member Yes
drawRect of window window Yes
dropShadow of member field cast member Yes
duration of member digital video, transition, and SWA cast members No
editable of member field cast member Yes
editable of sprite field sprite Yes
emulateMultiButtonMouse system Yes
enabled of member button cast member Yes
enabled of menuItem menu item Yes
enabled of sprite button sprite Yes
exitLock system Yes
fileName of castLib linked cast Yes, for external casts
fileName of member linked cast member Yes
fileName of window window Yes
filled of member shape cast member Yes
fixStageSize system Yes
floatPrecision system Yes
font of member field cast member Yes
When set, affects every line in the field. When tested, it returns the height of the first line of the field.
fontSize of member field cast member Yes
fontStyle of member field cast member Yes
foreColor of member field cast member Yes
foreColor of sprite bitmap and shape sprites Yes
frameLabel frame Yes, during a Score generation session
framePalette frame Yes, during a Score generation session
frameRate of member digital video cast member Yes
frameScript frame Yes, during a Score recording session
frameSound1 frame Yes, during a Score recording session
frameSound2 frame Yes, during a Score recording session
frameTempo frame Yes during a Score recording session
frameTransition frame Yes, during a Score recording session
frontWindow system No
fullColorPermit system Yes
height of member bitmap and shape cast members No
height of sprite bitmap and shape sprites Yes
hilite of member button Yes
idleHandlerPeriod system Yes
idleLoadMode system Yes
idleLoadPeriod system Yes
idleLoadTag system Yes
idleReadChunkSize system Yes
initialToggleState of member button cast member Yes
ink of sprite sprite Yes
isToggle of sprite button sprite Yes
itemDelimiter system Yes
keyDownScript movie Yes
keyPressed system No
keyUpScript movie Yes
labelString of member button cast member No
lastFrame movie No
left of sprite sprite No
lineCount of member field cast member No
lineHeight of member field cast member Yes
lineSize of member shape cast member Yes
lineSize of sprite shape sprite Yes
loaded of member cast member No
loc of sprite sprite Yes
locH of sprite sprite Yes
locV of sprite sprite Yes
loop of member digital video or sound cast member Yes
margin of member field cast member Yes
maxInteger system No
media of member cast member Yes
mediaReady of member cast member No
member of sprite sprite Yes
memberNum of sprite sprite Yes
modal of window window Yes
mostRecentCuePoint sprite or sound channel containing a SoundEdit, QuickTime digital video, or Xtra that supports cue points No
mouseDownScript movie Yes
mouseUpScript movie Yes
moveableSprite of sprite sprite Yes
movieRate of sprite digital video sprite Yes
movieTime of sprite digital video sprite Yes
multiSound system No
name of castLib cast Yes
name of member cast member Yes
name of menu menu No
name of menuItem menu item Yes
name of window window Yes
name of xtra Xtra No
netPresent system No
number of castLib cast member No
number of castLibs cast member No
number of member cast member No
number of members of castLib cast No
number of menuItems menu No
number of menus menu No
number of xtras system No
numChannels of member SWA cast member No
pageHeight of member field cast member No
palette of member cast member Yes
paletteMapping movie Yes
paletteRef of member bitmap cast member Yes
pattern shape cast member Yes
pausedAtStart of member digital video cast member Yes
pauseState movie No
percentPlayed of member SWA cast member No
percentStreamed of member SWA sound cast member No
picture of member bitmap, PICT, and text cast members Yes for bitmap and PICT cast members, No for text cast members.
platform projector No
preLoad of member digital video cast member Yes
preLoadEventAbort movie Yes
preLoadMode of CastLib cast Yes
preLoadRAM system Yes
preLoadTime of member SWA cast member Yes, when the SWA streaming cast member is stopped
puppet of sprite sprite Yes
purgePriority of member cast member Yes
randomSeed system Yes
rect of sprite sprite Yes
rect of window window Yes
regPoint of member bitmap cast member Yes
right of sprite sprite No
rightMouseDown system No
rightMouseUp system No
romanLingo system Yes
sampleRate of member SWA cast member No
sampleSize of member sound cast member No
score movie Yes
scoreColor of sprite sprite Yes
scoreSelection movie Yes
script of menuItem menu item Yes
scriptInstanceList of sprite sprite Yes
scriptNum of sprite sprite No
scriptsEnabled of member movie cast member Yes
scriptText of member cast member Yes
scriptType of member script cast member Yes
scrollTop of member text and field cast members Yes
searchCurrentFolder system Yes
searchPath system Yes
searchPaths system Yes
selection of castLib cast Yes
selEnd system Yes
selStart system Yes
shapeType shape cast member Yes
size of member cast member No
sound of member movie and digital video cast members Yes
soundChannel of member SWA cast member Yes
soundEnabled system Yes
soundLevel system Yes
sourceRect window No
spriteNum behavior script No
stage system No
stageColor movie Yes
stageLeft movie No
stageRight movie No
stageTop movie No
startTime of sprite digital video sprite Yes
state of member SWA cast member No
stopTime of sprite digital video sprite Yes
streamName of member SWA Yes
stretch of sprite sprite Yes
switchColorDepth system Yes
text of member field and text cast members Yes, for field cast members in authoring and projectors. For text cast members, yes during authoring but not in projectors.
timeoutKeyDown system Yes
timeoutLapsed system No
timeoutLength system Yes
timeoutMouse system Yes
timeoutPlay system Yes
timeoutScript movie Yes
timer system No
timeScale of member digital video cast member No
title of window window Yes
titleVisible of window window Yes
top of sprite sprite No
trace system Yes
traceLoad system Yes
traceLogFile system Yes
trackCount(member) digital video cast member No
trackCount(sprite) digital video sprite No
trackEnabled digital video sprite No (Use setTrackEnabled command to enable and disable tracks.)
tracking sprite No
trackNextKeyTime digital video sprite No
trackNextSampleTime digital video sprite No
trackPreviousKeyTime digital video sprite No
trackPreviousSampleTime digital video sprite No
trackStartTime(member) digital video cast member No
trackStartTime(sprite) digital video sprite No
trackStopTime(member) digital video cast member No
trackStopTime(sprite) digital video sprite No
trackText digital video sprite No
trackType(member) digital video cast member No
trackType(sprite) digital video sprite No
trails of sprite sprite Yes
transitionType of member transition cast member Yes
tweened of sprite sprite Yes
type of member cast member No
type of sprite sprite Yes
updateLock movie Yes
updateMovieEnabled movie Yes
URL of member SWA cast member Yes, when the SWA streaming cast member is stopped
version system No
video of member digital video cast member No
videoForWindowsPresent system No
visible of sprite sprite Yes
visible of window window Yes
volume of member SWA cast member Yes
volume of sound sound channel Yes
volume of sprite digital video sprite Yes
width of member bitmap and shape cast members No
width of sprite bitmap and shape sprites Yes
windowList system Yes
windowType of window window Yes
wordWrap of member field cast member Yes

Cast members
These properties are available for all cast members. See the entries for individual cast member types for additional properties.

Property Settable
castLibNum of member No
depth of member No
fileName of member Yes (applies to linked cast members only)
loaded of member No
media of member Yes
mediaReady of member No
name of member Yes
number of castLib No
number of castLibs No
number of member No
palette of member Yes
purgePriority of member Yes
scriptText of member Yes
size of member No
type of member No

Bitmap cast members
These properties are available for bitmap cast members:

Property Settable
height of member No
paletteRef of member Yes
picture of member Yes for bitmap
regPoint of member Yes
width of member No

Button cast members
These properties are available for button cast members:

Property Settable
behavesLikeToggle of member Yes
buttonType Yes
enabled of member Yes
hilite of member Yes
initialToggleState of member Yes
labelString of member No

Digital video cast members
These properties are available for digital video cast members:

Property Settable
controller of member Yes
crop of member Yes
digitalVideoType of member No
directToStage of member Yes
duration of member No
frameRate of member Yes
pausedAtStart of member Yes
preLoad of member Yes
timeScale of member No
trackCount(member) No
trackStartTime(member) No
trackStopTime(member) No
trackType(member) No
video of member No

Field cast members
These properties are available for field cast members:

Property Settable
alignment of member Yes
autoTab of member Yes
backColor of member Yes
border of member Yes
boxDropShadow of member Yes
boxType of member Yes
dropShadow of member Yes
editable of member Yes
font of member Yes
fontSize of member Yes
fontStyle of member Yes
foreColor of member Yes
lineCount of member No
lineHeight of member Yes
margin of member Yes
pageHeight of member No
scrollTop of member Yes
text of member Yes
wordWrap of member Yes

Movie cast members
These properties are available for movie cast members:

Property Settable
center of member Yes
scriptsEnabled of member Yes
sound of member Yes

Script cast members
This property is available for script cast members:

Property Settable
scriptType of member Yes

Shape cast members
These properties are available for shape cast members:

Property Settable
filled of member Yes
height of member No
lineSize of member Yes
pattern Yes
shapeType Yes
width of member No

Sound cast members
These properties are available for sound cast members:

Property Settable
bitRate of member No
channelCount of member No
cuePointNames of member No
cuePointTimes of member No
sampleSize of member No

Shockwave Audio cast members
These properties are available for SWA cast members:

Property Settable
bitsPerSample of member No
copyrightInfo of member Yes for SoundEdit16, version 2.0.4 or higher.
No for sounds created in earlier versions of SoundEdit
duration of member No
numChannels of member No
percentPlayed of member No
percentStreamed of member No
preLoadTime of member Yes when the SWA streaming cast member is stopped
sampleRate of member No
soundChannel of member Yes
state of member No
streamName of member Yes
URL of member Yes when the SWA streaming cast member is stopped
volume of member Yes

Text cast members
These properties are available for text cast members:

Property Settable
picture of member No
scrollTop of member Yes
text of member Yes during authoring but no in projectors

Transition cast members
These properties are available for transition cast members:

Property Settable
changeArea of member Yes
chunkSize of member Yes
duration of member No
transitionType of member Yes

Sprites
These properties are available for all sprites. See the entries for individual types of sprites for additional properties:

Property Settable
blend of sprite Yes
bottom of sprite No
castLibNum of sprite Yes
constraint of sprite Yes
cursor of sprite Yes
ink of sprite Yes
left of sprite No
loc of sprite Yes
locH of sprite Yes
locV of sprite Yes
member of sprite Yes
memberNum of sprite Yes
moveableSprite of sprite Yes
puppet of sprite Yes
rect of sprite Yes
right of sprite No
scoreColor of sprite Yes
scriptInstanceList of sprite Yes
scriptNum of sprite No
stretch of sprite Yes
top of sprite No
tracking No
trails of sprite Yes
tweened of sprite Yes
type of sprite Yes
visible of sprite Yes

Bitmap sprites
These properties are available for bitmap sprites:

Property Settable
backColor of sprite Yes
foreColor of sprite Yes
height of sprite Yes
width of sprite Yes

Button sprites
These properties are available for button sprites:

Property Settable
behavesLikeToggle of sprite Yes
enabled of sprite Yes
isToggle of sprite Yes

Digital video sprites
These properties are available for digital video sprites:

Property Settable
currentTime of sprite No
movieRate of sprite Yes
movieTime of sprite Yes
startTime of sprite Yes
stopTime of sprite Yes
trackCount(sprite) No
trackEnabled No (Use setTrackEnabled to enable and disable tracks.)
trackNextKeyTime No
trackNextSampleTime No
trackPreviousKeyTime No
trackPreviousSampleTime No
trackStartTime(sprite) No
trackStopTime(sprite) No
trackText No
trackType(sprite) No
volume of sprite Yes

Field sprites
This property is available for field sprites:

Property Settable
editable of sprite Yes

Shape sprites
These properties are available for shape sprites:

Property Settable
backColor of sprite Yes
foreColor of sprite Yes
height of sprite Yes
lineSize of sprite Yes
width of sprite Yes

Sounds
These properties are available for sound sprites:

Property Settable
currentTime of sprite No
mostRecentCuePoint No
volume of sound Yes

System properties
System properties retain their value from movie to movie. These system properties are available in Director:

Property Settable
activeCastLib No
activeWindow No
actorList Yes
alertHook Yes
beepOn Yes
browserName Yes
buttonStyle Yes
checkBoxAccess Yes
checkBoxType Yes
colorDepth Yes
cpuHogTicks Yes
deskTopRectList No
digitalVideoTimeScale Yes
emulateMultiButtonMouse Yes
exitLock Yes
fixStageSize Yes
floatPrecision Yes
frontWindow No
fullColorPermit Yes
idleHandlerPeriod Yes
idleLoadMode Yes
idleLoadPeriod Yes
idleLoadTag Yes
idleReadChunkSize Yes
itemDelimiter Yes
keyPressed No
maxInteger No
multiSound No
netPresent No
number of xtras No
preLoadRAM Yes
randomSeed Yes
rightMouseDown No
rightMouseUp No
romanLingo Yes
searchCurrentFolder Yes
searchPath Yes
searchPaths Yes
selEnd Yes
selStart Yes
soundEnabled Yes
soundLevel Yes
stage No
switchColorDepth Yes
timeoutKeyDown Yes
timeoutLapsed No
timeoutLength Yes
timeoutMouse Yes
timeoutPlay Yes
timer No
trace Yes
traceLoad Yes
traceLogFile Yes
version No
videoForWindowsPresent No
windowList Yes

Movies
These properties are available for movies:

Property Settable
centerStage Yes
currentSpriteNum No
keyDownScript Yes
keyUpScript Yes
lastFrame No
mouseDownScript Yes
mouseUpScript Yes
paletteMapping Yes
pauseState No
preLoadEventAbort Yes
score Yes
scoreSelection Yes
stageColor Yes
stageLeft No
stageRight No
stageTop No
timeoutScript Yes
updateLock Yes
updateMovieEnabled Yes

Windows
These properties are available for windows:

Property Settable
drawRect of window Yes
fileName of window Yes
modal of window Yes
name of window Yes
rect of window Yes
sourceRect No
title of window Yes
titleVisible of window Yes
visible of window Yes
windowType of window Yes

Casts
These properties are available for casts:

Property Settable
fileName of castLib Yes for external casts
name of castLib Yes
number of members of castLib No
preLoadMode of CastLib Yes
selection of castLib Yes

Frames
These properties are available for frames:

Property Settable
frameLabel Yes, during Score recording
framePalette Yes, during Score recording
frameScript Yes, during Score recording
frameSound1 Yes, during Score recording
frameSound2 Yes, during Score recording
frameTempo Yes, during Score recording
frameTransition Yes, during Score recording

Menus and menu items
These properties are available for menus and menu items:

Property Settable
checkMark of menuItem Yes
enabled of menuItem Yes
name of menu No
name of menuItem Yes
number of menuItems No
number of menus No
script of menuItem Yes

Xtras
This property is available for Xtras:

Property Settable
name of xtra No

Child objects
This property is available for child objects:

Property Settable
ancestor Yes

Behaviors
These properties are available for behaviors:

Property Settable
ancestor Yes
spriteNum No

Projectors
This property is available for projectors:

Property Settable
platform No

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