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by Colin on March 9th, 2010

Over the past 2 or so months I've been using Flex for all my AS projects. Usually when I need to figure something out, I'll create a new FLA document and throw all my code into the timeline until it's been worked out, then bring it back into the class files. However, I've found this to be a big pain in the butt when creating AIR applications. For some reason it only lets me test AIR applications a few times before the adl file freezes and I need to force quit to get out. Well, seeing that I had never messed around with creating a Flex Project, I decided to give it a whirl and learn to put my code into MXML and go from there. In doing this, I discovered I no longer had the adl freeze issue!

Since I'm currently working on Generator in my spare time, I decided to create one of those test files in a Flex Project. This was the result:

You can download the source here.

From → Flex

  1. Not sure if you have, but you definitely should give FDT a try if you haven’t (… It has a lot of the Flex workflow (can compile swfs without Flash IDE) while giving you the flexibility of a “real” Actionscript project. I generally try to avoid to ever open the Flash IDE for my actionscript projects these days. FDT can compile even big projects in like 1 second or less build time for example, since the compiler caches all classes and only updates the ones you changed since your last compile. Real time code checking is a gift from heaven too etc etc…

    Only problem is the price. Absolutely worth it, but a bit much to buy personally. The trick is to get your employer to buy it for you and then keep the license key… ;)

  2. I’ve always wanted to try out FDT, but like you said, it’s pricey. Maybe someday the company I work for will get it… maybe..

  3. Oooooooor… (sorry for the shameless plug)… you could always relocate to NYC and start at Fi. Haha… We’re looking for talent…

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