Brand new Windows XP installation with almost nothing on it
but CS3 and office.
Just downloaded the Flex SDK 3 (latest build) and installed
Installed the latest Flash 9 standalone projector player
Of course, I was missing JRE, so, after painstakingly hunting
around through documentation, downloaded it from java.org. Hey -
now I can compile stuff using mxmlc.exe! Fantastic.
Ran the batch compile of the Samples/explorer app. After the
(painstakingly long) build, I launched the explorer.html file.
While the treeview on the left works fine, and the sourceCode
viewer at the bottom as well, you don't see the control in the top
right pane. Nothing at all.
Well, that's not true, I got an alert telling me there was a
security violation - that explorer.swf was trying to communicate
with one of the other (many) swfs in the various component folders
of this app. Okay, that invoked the Flash Settings web page /
control panel (you know, that thing that looks so much like a
screenshot that Adobe had to put the caption under it saying "this
is not a screenshot - this is the actual settings control panel"?)
So, I added the explorer.swf to the "allow" tab, and for good
measure, added the entire Samples folder as well. Quit everything,
relaunched. No more error popup, but now nothing displays in the
top right pane that should be showing me what the component looks
like. Nada. Zilch.
perplexed, I ran the explorer.swf to see what errors were
being thrown. Giddyup - there's still a "sandbox security
violation". So now I'm stumped. I _thought_ I addressed that in the
security settings CP by adding the entire folder. What else should
I be doing? And more importantly, why the heck doesn't this happen
to everyone else? What's different about the way I have my (nearly
vanilla) system configured that I should maybe address?
Well, no, I don't think this is the solution. But I did
resolve the issue by going into
(I think I actually had to create that folder) and I added a
file (I arbitrarily named it "Local.cfg" but the filename is
inconsequential). In the file name I added the full path to my
Flex\samples folder and things are working hunky-dory.
I guess I'm wondering, if I had to do this, it's quite likely
that every other Windows user in the world has to do this, so why
is there no mention of it in the samples documentation?
Or, is there something bizarre going on with my settings that
I should look at?