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I uninstalled Animate and then reinstalled the previous version of Animate (Build 184.108.40.206) and the debug link with Flash Builder was restored. So it must be a problem with the newest version of Animate.
See this document for the latest info Edit and debug ActionScript
Flash Builder, from what I understand, is end of development. Probably why you are having issues with the workflow. Let me check with the team.
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Any word on whether or not Adobe will ensure compatibility between Flash Builder and Animate CC? If not, they should give Animate CC the kind of code editing tools are describe below.
The info in Edit and debug ActionScript is the basic setup/procedure which worked before I updated and didn't work after I updated. And I have no idea if this, "Note: (Animate CC only) The Design View workflow between Animate and Flash Builder is deprecated. On initiating this workflow from Flash Builder 4.6, an exception is thrown in Animate." is relevant because there's no date attached to it or build versions stated.
One of my per peeves about documents on the Adobe website is a lack of a last update date so the reader can tell if that info is still relevant or not.
The tools for iced editing in the Animate text editor are nowhere near what's available in Flash Builder or other IDE's such as Xcode or Visual Studio. The following in FB are indispensable to me and the reason I use FB:
- Package Explorer
- Outline (Cmd-O)
- Code hints
- Code assist and completion
- Auto entry of relevant import statements
So until the Animate CC text editor has these views and shortcuts, I will want to do ALL MY CODE EDITING in FB. And until the debug link problem has been identified and corrected, I will not update Flash.
Does the newest Animate CC update resolve the problem I described?
I do not think that future updates of Adobe Animate will have any fixes related to Flash Builder. Outside of using a version that previously worked for you, I don't have a better idea.
You can install two versions of Adobe Animate on your computer, but run only one at a time.
Somebody at Adobe should actually KNOW if future updates of Adobe Animate will have any fixes related to Flash Builder.
Has this issue even been reported to the Animate programmers?
Just because Flash Builder will no longer be updated shouldn't mean in future versions of Animate, the communication between Flash Builder and Animate is destroyed.
There are two different problems. One is that I think good Flash Builder integration worked with the Project view in Flash Pro, and that feature has gone away. The other thing is that you used to be able to edit class files in an external editor, and you could use Flash Builder for that. That too has been taken away.
You could request at least the external class editor feature to be returned.
By the way, the external class editor feature isn't a Flash Builder issue. I think you used to be able to choose any text editor.
dr_melzie, I ran into issues with other bugs in version 220.127.116.11, so I had to upgrade, but the debugger and breakpoint integration with Flash Builder 4.7 still works in Animate 18.104.22.168 also, just not 16.1.0 (yet?). It's weird because I don't think it worked in the previous version of 16.0.1.x but it does in 22.214.171.124, and downloading the previous version of 16.0.1 isn't an option anymore in CC that I can see, just "(2017) 16.0.1" is listed and it will install 126.96.36.199. So hopefully it's on their list and it will show up as fixed in the next or final version of 16.1.0 also.
This thread is referring to the same bug and is what I saw that made me try 16.0.1 again...