Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Getting up to speed on the latest Flex 3 SDK’s

This is not assuming you already have Flex 3 installed on your machine (eclipse plug-in or stand alone).

In order to do this and avoid buggy errors, the latest nightly build of Flex SDK 3.6 is what I’ve used successfully.  I found one of many a bug which are annoying as all get out regarding comboboxes (which is why I prefer/recommend 3.6).

In order to get up and running quickly, download either the latest or 2nd to latest nightly build of SDK 3.6, found here from Adobe.

Inside your Flexbuilder sdk folder, create a folder for 3.6.0, something like this:
Windows: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Flex Builder 3\sdks

for Mac: [I use eclipse w/ the plugin, but it’s probably something similar] /Applications/Adobe Flex Builder 3 Plug-in/sdks

Now install (or copy over) the newest SDK to this folder from the download.

Next you’ll need to download the data visualization package (and unit testing if you use that).  While the latest build is for 3.5, you can use the package for 3.6 as well.

And instructions for where to copy the files from/to:

This helped me get the environment up and running quickly in 3.6.  This can also apply to anyone developing using Flashbuilder 4 and working with SDK 3.x (for previous projects).  

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