In this Quick Tip, we'll take a look at Hi-ReS! Stats: an easy way to display the FPS, memory usage and CPU usage of your Flash apps and games. Read on!
Step 1: Brief Overview
A third party ActionScript 3 class will be used to display the current amount of memory and cpu used by the Flash Player, this will make easier for the developer to detect memory or cpu leaks.
Step 2: Stats Class
Step 3: Usage
The usage couldn't be easier, just add the Stats.as class to your project folder and import it using the following code:
Then add this line in your constructor:
That's it, test your movie and you'll see a rectangle filled with the information in the top-left corner of your app.
Step 4: Example
I used the class in on the final SWF of my Space Shooter Tutorial game, it shows that memory stays between 5.5 and 6.5MB (Flash Player 10.2 Mac, Standalone) so that means there's no leak!
If you are a Flash Developer then the Stats class is a must try, it is simple, powerful and really useful.
Thank you for reading!