2 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2011 11:05 PM by Anirudh Sasikumar

    Flash Builder can't Test or Debug


      Recently I've not been able to test or debug my Actionscript projects. Everytime I try I get the following error screen.

      Schermafbeelding 2011-05-11 om 17.21.40.png

      I tried reinstalling Flash and the individual debuggers (do I need to use them to replace a file?)


      Current specs are:

      > Adobe Flash Builder 4

      > Adobe Flash Player:

      Schermafbeelding 2011-05-11 om 17.30.05.png

        • 1. Re: Flash Builder can't Test or Debug
          Donaldini87 Level 1

          Here's an update...


          I've looked for every Flash Player and Debugger I could find in the Adobe Flash CS5, Flash Builder 4 and seperate Flash Player folder and deleted them from my computer. Then I reinstalled Flash Player and installed the following debugger:

          Schermafbeelding 2011-05-12 om 11.16.09.png

          After that I tried Flash Builder again and was able to test my project, though it opened Flash CS5 instead of Flash Player, very strange.

          So I continued with the debugger and that also started the Flash CS5 player instead of the standalone player and also started loading in Flash Builder:


          Schermafbeelding 2011-05-12 om 11.19.02.png

          Up till the point where Flash Builder showed me this error:

          Schermafbeelding 2011-05-12 om 11.12.43.png

          The current problem is now the error above and the fact that I can't seem to be able to see any traces of debugging code in my console (Flash Builder) or Output screen (Flash Pro CS5).


          Has anyone got an idea?



          I was able to make it work IF I let Flash Builder Generate an HTML Wrapper file.

          If I tick it off, the debugging will start Flash Pro CS5, but doesn't debug and gives me the same things as the 2 last screenshot.

          • 2. Re: Flash Builder can't Test or Debug
            Anirudh Sasikumar Adobe Employee



            If you do not generate an HTML wrapper, Flash builder tells the OS to open a SWF file. The problem with this is that the debug standalone player has to associated with SWF files in Finder (Get Info on a swf file, open with).


            This has been addressed in Flash Builder 4.5 where you can specify which standalone executable to run.