I am an experienced Flex developer, but new to the Flash Builder 4.5 Profiler. I'm using Firefox 5.0 and Shockwave Flash 10.2.153.1. Windows XP.
I have several problems:
1) in the profile view during a run, the buttons are dimmed and therefore I cannot "Capture Performance Profile".
2) almost every time I run, the Flash Player in Firefox crashes (And now worse, using that same profile, Firefox crashes randomly, but quickly on ANY web pages. I smell a re-install of Firefox coming.)
3) there is the option to configure for the Standalone Flash Player and a browser. How do I say WHICH one to use for a given profile run?
If I configure the browser to be IE, Firefox runs anyway.
Any ideas? Suggestions? Thanks for the time.
Message was edited by: ozDiGennaro
I have solved the crash by reinstalling the latest Flash Player.
The configuration issue is not as important.
The solution was simple. In the "Profile" view, select the "[Running]" instance. This enables the important buttons, like "Capture".
This causes a "Performance Profile" line to appear, linked to the running instance. Double click to view the info.
Thanks for listening.
A thing to keep in mind is that Firefox's (4+) plugin hang detector will kill flash player if it thinks it is taking too much time.
You can disable this behavior in Firefox by: