Its true - Ok so I am woking on a flash cat project that is expected to probably be about 10-20 states. (reduced from 40 after redesigning).
Currently I have 9 states and when imported into flash builder
I have probably about 20-50 components and my main.mxml is about 1-1500 lines of code. (about 400 of that is actionscript)
How do developers developing large applications deal with this and clean up this type of code?
So I take it no one cleans up there code or has any tips?
No one loves generated code. That is a given. But how to work with it in this case. Since until recently, the ability to round-trip with Flash Builder was not available outside of the pre-release program, the solution I alwasy recommend is to work in small chunks of the appilication. Don't try to build the entire UI at one time in Flash Catalyst. Build a small portion, bring that into Flash Builder, modify to fit your coding style. Then repeat. I would only build a full UI if I was creating a proof of concept or prototype.