The AdminTool (AT) is a "snapshot viewer" of the current state of your Flash application without impacting the performance or the file size of your application.
The AT has 2 parts that work together:
- The interface (Standalone application)
- The connector (to be published in your SWF)
The connector is a V2Component to be included in the target movie and the interface is a standalone application which is actually a swf embedded into an exe.
The 2 parts communicate via LocalConnection. In the interace you can explore the structure and and properties of objects of the target movie. You can also apply trace() and other method calls and any output will be captured! Properties values can even be modified through the interface. Here’s a screen shot: