Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flashbuilder 4.6 and Flex 4.6 not allowing 'MX + Spark'

This is short and simple.  I just spent a frustrating hour trying to import a project on Flex 4.6, and kept getting error after error about Spark skins and components not being there.  I tried setting the build and compiler settings to 'MX + Spark' or 'Spark Only', but every time I set it and clicked 'Ok', it never kept my changes.  The selection kept reverting back to 'MX Only', and compiling against only MX components, so I never could even use s:Application (because Spark wasn't being recognized).

Fix: Redownloaded Flex 4.6 (soon to try Flex 4.8 from Apache using IntelliJ), and that fixed it.  Really simple, just replace the sdk, and now the switching worked again, all errors disappeared.


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Previous SDKs

I have no idea how long you'll be able to download these for, but currently, you can still get Adobe Flex sdks by updating the url below:


(this works also:

If you want to change it to 4.6, just do this:

If you want 3.x, just do the same exact thing:


There probably is no way of knowing what is available, but until sourceforge gets fixed, this works...hope that helps someone looking for an older sdk.