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No Trace Output in my Flash Builder 4 Premium

Apr 2, 2010 10:28 AM

I installed the Flash Builder 4 Premium last night. Updated the sdk to 4.1.0.15186

Everything is fine. But i dont have any trace() output.

 

Instance:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<s:Application xmlns:fx="http://ns.adobe.com/mxml/2009" 
      xmlns:s="library://ns.adobe.com/flex/spark" 
      xmlns:mx="library://ns.adobe.com/flex/mx" 
      initialize="trace('Hello World')">
</s:Application>

=> Outputs nothing in the Console window except:

[SWF] C:\Users\Admin\Adobe Flash Builder 4\test\bin-debug\test.swf - 370,463 bytes after decompression
[SWF] C:\Users\Admin\Adobe Flash Builder 4\test\bin-debug\test.swf - 650,528 bytes after decompression
[SWF] C:\Users\Admin\Adobe Flash Builder 4\test\bin-debug\test.swf - 159,470 bytes after decompression
[SWF] C:\Users\Admin\Adobe Flash Builder 4\test\bin-debug\test.swf - 2,306,258 bytes after decompression
[SWF] C:\Users\Admin\Adobe Flash Builder 4\test\bin-debug\test.swf - 1,432,374 bytes after decompression
[SWF] C:\Users\Admin\Adobe Flash Builder 4\test\bin-debug\test.swf - 441,362 bytes after decompression
[SWF] C:\Users\Admin\Adobe Flash Builder 4\test\bin-debug\test.swf - 323,354 bytes after decompression

 

- I use the debug-mode.

- the Flash player is a debug-version (contains debugger option in menu)

 

I can pause the code and look into it, so i think it should be something like an "No-Trace"-setting.

I didnt found any mm.cfg file on the computer. So i didnt think this could be the error.

 

Thank you

 

Jan

 
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    Apr 2, 2010 12:18 PM   in reply to JeeMaa

    This has happened to me, on and off for about 5 months now with Flash Builder.  I haven't pin pointed what the cause is.  At least in one case it had to do with my HTML wrapper.  And the other case, was Flash Player Debugger plugin.  At any rate, I replaced (or regenerated) my wrapper at one time to make it work.  And the other time I reinstalled the plugin.

     

    I hope that helps.

     
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    Sep 13, 2010 11:07 AM   in reply to JeeMaa

    Looks like this was solved, but I wanted to throw out what I'd found, as I beat my head against a wall for hours for the last few days dealing with the same.

     

    After initially playing around with the mm.cfg file (attempting to get trace/error logging to a file in ADDITION to in the FB debugger), I deleted it to bring the Flash player back to normal settings.  I suspect something in the initial process caused trace() to stop working entirely.

     

    Deleting and restarting all browsers, FB, etc. had no effect.  Rebooting, however, did reset things.

     

    Could just be coincidence, so this may not work, but:

     

    for anyone who has this problem, try quitting everything, then deleting mm.cfg (from both likely locations), then reboot.

     
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    Jan 28, 2011 8:09 AM   in reply to JeeMaa

    I tried rebooting and it had no effect. Trace can be working for me and then, all of a sudden, they just stop. This is very frustrating. I will try removing mm.cfg and seeing if that helps. Has anyone figured out what the issue is?

     
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    Jan 28, 2011 8:36 AM   in reply to JeeMaa

    Well, removing the mm.cfg file did not help at all.  I removed it and restarted FB4 and FF (Firefox) and FF created a new mm.cfg and I restarted FF again and did not get any trace statements.  So then I tried what we do in the Java world when there are weird issues: clean compile.  So after a clean compile, the trace statements started showing again.

     
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    Jan 28, 2011 9:20 AM   in reply to jsmith316

    That's good you found a solution.  Doing a clean is a good idea in FlashBuilder/Eclipse when something isn't working correctly.  I do cleans frequently when I compile a SWC via Ant on command-line.  Because FlashBuilder doesn't seem to notice the updated SWC on the filesystem.


    If you are skeptic about FlashBuilder's output files, you can flag the keep-generated-actionscript option to true, to see these generated files that will be used to compile the output file.  Here is a link for command options:

    http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/html/help.html?content=compilers_14.h tml

     

    You can set this option in the Additional compiler arguments field in FlashBuilder.  You can find this if you do the following:

    -Select your project in FlashBuilder and right-click on it to bring up the context menu.  And in this menu select 'Properties'

    -Then click on the 'Flex Compiler' item in the popup.  The argument field should be on the right side on the popup at this point.

     
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