Sunday, June 1, 2008

Super Flash Tool Combo!!

That's right, it's FlashDevelop plus Flex SDK!!
I found that it takes much less time to compile compared to Flash IDE, Flex Build, and even Flex SDK itself!!
And you've got all the juicy code hints from FlashDevelop; it's tasty, trust me.

Here are a few steps to help you setup your development environment:

  1. Download and install the latest FlashDevelop release.

  2. Download and unzip the latest Flex SDK nightly build.

  3. Download the Flash Player 10 beta standalone player.

  4. Run FlashDevelop, and select Tools > Settings.

  5. Select the AS3Context plugin entry on the left, then set the Flex SDK Location as the directory of your unzipped SDK.

  6. Select the FlashViewer plugin entry on the left, the set the External Player Location as your player director, and change External Player Location to External.

  7. Open a new file, select Syntax and change it to AS3.
    Save it as
    Now type in the code below:

    package {
    import flash.display.*;

    public class Test extends Sprite {

    public function Test() {


  8. Press ctrl + F8 to compile, and....Wow!! What have we got here?? A Flash application window pops up!!

Okay, now you've got the idea.
Hope you find this Flash tool combo useful :)


piXelero said...

Yes, for someone doing all the swf by actionscript, FlashDevelop really rocks.

CJ Cat said...

Heh, I started out as a Flash IDE user/lover 11 years ago. But now, I begin to fall in love with FlashDevelop!