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Illustrator CC crashing with aiHostAdapter with version higher than 16.9

Jun 25, 2013 8:31 PM

Tags: #illustrator #adobe #extension #creative_cloud #cssdk #extension_builder #extension_development

I am trying to export a zxp from Flash Builder with CS Exstension Builder 2.



  <product familyname="Illustrator" primary="true" version="16.0"/>

  <product familyname="Illustrator" maxversion="15.1" primary="true" version="15.0"/>



    <file destination="$plugin/Extensions.localized" maxVersion="17.9" minVersion="16.0" platform="mac" products="Illustrator" shared="true" source="ai_host_adapter/mac/AIHostAdapter.aip"/>



When I install the built extension Illustrator CC throws an error on launch and crashes.


When I take the max version down to 16.9 it installs, Illustrator CC launches but then there is no extension in the Windows > Extension menu.


It seems like Illustrator CC doesn't like the aiHostAdapter...


Any ideas?

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    Jun 26, 2013 8:30 PM   in reply to mityaf

    Illustrator CC need a new version of HostAdapter. Install Extension Builder 2.1 and create a project for Illustrator CC, and the correct HostAdapter will be included when you select the library in properties dialog.

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    Jun 27, 2013 7:22 PM   in reply to mityaf

    Version 16.9 matches Illustrator CS6, so after installation you will not see it in Illustrator CC.

    If you want your extension run on CS6, select the target creative application version to CS6(for Illustrator the maxversion will be 16.9).

    If you want your extension run on both CS6 and CC, select target creative application to CS6 during project creation and don't change the maxversion property.

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    Jun 27, 2013 8:27 PM   in reply to mityaf

    Sure you other choices.


    The GUI based bundle manifest editor and the Adobe Extension Builder Libraries properties page will help. They will help you update the manifest model, mxi model and update libraries. But be careful since there will be some incompatible between CS versions. Make sure you resolved all the errors and warnings before run it.


    Finally if that doesn't work out, you can manually edit the manifest.xml and plugin mxi file, and change the included libraries accordingly. For detail information please refer to programmer's guide in help document, section "Using the host adapter libraries" and "How to package hybrid extensions".

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    Jun 27, 2013 8:39 PM   in reply to mityaf

    No problem. Good to hear it works for you.

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