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SmartBuilder v3 or v4?

Please note that this is the help site for SmartBuilder version 3.

The SmartBuilder version 4 Documentation and Video Tutorials can be found in the Help menu in the tool, or view the v4 Help site.

SmartBuilder allows you to import your own custom objects that were created in Flash, and use them in your SmartBuilder lesson.  These SDK objects must follow the Widget Documentation located in the Shared Library > SmartBuilder Widgets > Documentation folder in the Home Tree.

The terms SDK object and Widget are interchangeable.

Widgets are essentially treated the same as other SmartBuilder objects, except that they are usually more specific in their functions.  SmartBuilder offers a number of these specialty objects for your use.

Each Widget looks and acts a little differently.  All will have a placeholder of some sort on the Authoring Stage, and context specific methods for Triggers, Conditions, and Responses.

Widgets cannot automatically control other objects or the lesson.  In addition to being placed in a lesson, they will often need to be "hooked up" to the lesson or other objects in order to provide the desired functionality.  Luckily, properly designed Widgets will provide "hooks" (methods) that allow them to be useful via actions in the Action List.