For those of you new to the Creative Suite SDK, I've posted a video tutorial in our blog that walks you through all the steps necessary to build an extension using the SDK and Flash Builder 4. It shows you how to get set up with the SDK, create a new project, run and debug the extension in development mode and export it for distribution.
You will find the recording in the Creative Suite SDK Team blog.
Maria !! te quiero!
I was getting so frustrated, you have no idea.
In the documentation it does not says that the plist should be a String. I was trying as Boolean and Integer and it would crash Dreamweaver, Illustrator and FireWorks... Photoshop was fine.
Because of that I was back into Panel development with v. 4.0 but it did not work that well. It has refreshing issues.
Just a quick note that the tutorial says the SDK is free, but it seems to only be available to those who have paid the $495 developer solutions partner program. Any chance you could make it available to Adobe authorized training partners and instructors as well? It would make a great addition to our Flash Builder training classes.
A clarification - the SDK is free. The Extension Builder plugin for Flash Builder requires membership in one of the developer programs.
That said, you've posted in the right place. The appropriate people will see it.
I'm building an InDesign extension using Flash Builder. I have everything working as per the tutorial, but the code-debug cycle is very long. Every time I make a code change, if I want to run it in the debugger, I have to do all of this:
Is there any way to set up the debugger to connect to CS5 without having to quit and relaunch the CS5 app itself?
Is there any way to make my debug configuration the default in Flash Builder, so I can just hit command-F11 to debug?
Is there any way to automate copying the SWF into the extensions folder?
Thanks in advance.
To achieve what you are after you will need Extension Builder. Extension Builder automates deployment of the extension during development and in some applications you can select the "Attach As" option that allows you to test new changes in the extension without having to re-launch the host application.
However, you can improve your workflow by using an Ant script that will copy your SWF or other files to the correct location under ServiceManager.
Thanks very much Maria, but I think you might be wrong with the last part.
To update the files, I just set my output folder to the Adobe CS5.5 "extensions" folder.
What really is a pain in the ... neck, is that you have to restart InDesign for the changes to be available (if I don't have to do this, please someone tell me how to).
I don't think I'll pay zillions to Adobe for a line of code that should be readily available as a patch.
That's why I'm not rich, and Adobe is, I guess.