3 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2006 10:41 AM by Newsgroup_User

    <projectname> overlaps the workspace location: <workspacename>

    ntsiii Level 3
      I have a folder structure:
      ...\dev
      ...\dev\shared
      ...\dev\clients
      ...\dev\clients\clientA
      ...\dev\clients\clientB

      I created a workspace pointed at \dev.
      I created a Project "shared", pointed at ...\dev\shared, no problem.

      But when I tried to create a "ClientA" project in the dev workspace pointed to the ...\dev\clients\clientA folder I got the error in the subject line.

      Sure it overlaps, it is IN that folder.

      What am I missing?

      Tracy
        • 1. Re: <projectname> overlaps the workspace location:   <workspacename>
          Level 7
          If you create a project *inside* a workspace folder, it has to conform to 2 rules:
          - the project folder must be directly inside the workspace folder (not nested inside other folders)
          - the project folder must have the same name as the project

          These rules are built into Eclipse, which is the open-source framework that FlexBuilder is built on.
          I'm sure there is a good reason for these rules, but I don't know exactly what the reasons are. At
          the moment there is nothing we can do to change them.

          I have filed a Usability bug to the FlexBuilder team; maybe we can improve the error message, or in
          the long term find a way to remove these restrictions.

          Mark Shepherd
          FlexBuilder Engineering


          ntsiii wrote:
          > I have a folder structure:
          > ...\dev
          > ...\dev\shared
          > ...\dev\clients
          > ...\dev\clients\clientA
          > ...\dev\clients\clientB
          >
          > I created a workspace pointed at \dev.
          > I created a Project "shared", pointed at ...\dev\shared, no problem.
          >
          > But when I tried to create a "ClientA" project in the dev workspace pointed to
          > the ...\dev\clients\clientA folder I got the error in the subject line.
          >
          > Sure it overlaps, it is IN that folder.
          >
          > What am I missing?
          >
          > Tracy
          >
          • 2. Re: <projectname> overlaps the workspace location: <workspacename>
            ntsiii Level 3
            Ah, ok. So to be sure I understand, if I want to organize my projects in some way. it must be a set of workspaces with projects at the first level?

            (WS)clients
            ..(proj)ClientA
            ..(proj)ClientB

            (WS)internal
            ..(proj)utilities
            ..(proj)website

            I do understand that I can have multiple apps in a project.

            Thanks,
            Tracy
            • 3. Re: <projectname> overlaps the workspace location:   <workspacename>
              Level 7
              Keep in mind -- there is no requirement that the projects be inside the workspace folder. You can
              create projects anywhere, using any folder structure you like. In the New Flex Project dialog, you
              just uncheck "Use default location", and then locate the project's folder. The only restriction is
              that projects cannot contain other projects.

              Mark Shepherd
              FlexBuilder Engineering

              ntsiii wrote:
              > Ah, ok. So to be sure I understand, if I want to organize my projects in some
              > way. it must be a set of workspaces with projects at the first level?
              >
              > (WS)clients
              > ..(proj)ClientA
              > ..(proj)ClientB
              >
              > (WS)internal
              > ..(proj)utilities
              > ..(proj)website
              >
              > I do understand that I can have multiple apps in a project.
              >
              > Thanks,
              > Tracy
              >