0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 24, 2011 3:52 PM by badaboom_55

    Changes to .fla don't show up in Flash Builder run

    badaboom_55 Level 1



      So, I've been developing applications in the Flash Pro IDE, and I've decided to try and use Flash Builder 4's advanced coding tools to make things a bit speedier and to help in profiling and debugging.

      The applications I'm looking at creating generally have a lot of complex  graphic elements, and a lot of timeline based animations. So, I still want to use Flash Pro as my drawing/animation tool, but use Flash Builder to test, profile and debug the ActionScript code.


      I've successfully created a new "Flash Professional Project" in Flash Builder.

      It is a very simple project consisting of a Main.fla

      The first time I ran the Project (using the actual Flash Builder "Run" and not the "Test Movie in Flash Professional"), everything went smoothly.

      I was also able to use Flash Builder's "Debug" to successfully debug the application. (Again, not the Flash Professional Debugger).


      So, I wanted to see how/if Flash Builder updates the project if I make a change to a graphic within a .fla file in the project.

      With both Flash Builder 4 and Flash Pro CS5 open, I opened Main.fla and just drew a square Shape on the stage.

      I saved Main.fla, and then went back to Flash Builder.

      I hit F5 to refresh the project, but when I attempted to "Run" the Project, a new browser window opened, but the square was not displayed.

      Same thing happens when I choose "Debug".


      How do I get Flash Builder 4 to update the project so any graphical/animation changes I make in a .fla will be reflected when I Run/Debug in Flash Builder?


      When I hit "Run", Flash Builder opens the "bin-debug/Main.html" file in a new browser window. So, I assume this is the file that is not getting updated... or more accurately... the "bin-debug/Main.swf" that the .html file loads.