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Studiocode Tutorials | 3.14 Code Window - Introduction to the Inspector

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In this video tutorial we will introduce you to the basics of the inspector.

The inspector is the window that displays the attributes or characteristics of buttons. In the code window you will utilize the inspector heavily in the designing or editing process of building the code window.

The easiest way to open the inspector is to first make sure that you're in edit mode and then double click on the desired button. Alternatively you can single click on the inspector icon. The inspector always lives on a layer above the code window so it will always be visible when open.

If you're using sports coat gamebreaker plus you'll notice that there are two tabs on the top of the inspector. If we're using pro or elite there will be four tabs in total. The additional two will be covered in other tutorials.

The first tab displays the button behaviors and the second tab displays the button appearance attributes so if I return to the behavior tab I can see that this window is reflecting the properties of button one because it shows the name of the button.

In this field if I single click on the second button you can see that the inspector automatically updates with the information of the newly selected button so you do not need to close the inspector between selecting buttons.

However, be aware that if, for example, I single click anywhere in the background area of the code window the items in the inspector become grayed out or unselectable. Hopefully it's intuitive that if I single click back on a button the inspector updates again with the properties for the given button. Lastly, if it's not obvious the inspector just displays the information of the selected object in the code window but there's not any actual information regarding the objects in it so there's no need to save the inspector just close and reopen it at your desire and it will always reflect the info of the selected button or object in the code window.

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