Marc Hughes

I am a developer from a bit west of Boston.

Log Viewer & XRay

10 Jun 2007

I've made a bunch of changes to LogViewer, you can get the latest package over at:

But much more interestingly, I made the changes in direct response for my desire to improve the logging facilities in XRay.

In case you've never heard of it before, XRay is the best tool for debugging Flash applications out there. It's written by a guy named John Grden that I've had the opportunity to work with for the past year or so. Last week I told him about LogViewer and he added it in to XRay. But it just didn't feel right. It looked clunky and there was some functionality that should be there but was missing. So for the past couple days I've been hacking apart LogViewer, adding in a few features, and making it look a little prettier. Here are the results...

As you can see, the search functionality remains, but with a find-previous option listed.

Two new features include the ability to filter based on a text string, and the ability to highlight lines that contain a text string. Both very useful when you have an application spewing large amounts of logging information at you.

With any Luck, we can get these changes wrapped up over the next week to a release-quality state and post it for all to use.