3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 25, 2011 5:58 AM by Scott R. Hamilton

    Setting the language for runtime error messages

    Scott R. Hamilton Level 1

      I'm running Flash Builder 4.5 and am getting runtime error messages in German. The machine I work on has the locale set to German at the OS level but I want error messages in the Flash environment to be generated in English.

       

      There used to be a post on this but it is impossible to find due to the way that the Search function works from within the Adobe forums. If you are positioned in a particular forum, say Using Flash Builder and enter an argument into the Search Forums text control results are returned for all forums i.e. hundreds of unrelated results. If you change the search options to limit the search to Using Flash Builder you get 0 results even though there were posts in the forum containg the search arguement.

        • 1. Re: Setting the language for runtime error messages
          pinnamur

           

           

           

          Setting the argument '-nl en_US' should retrieve all the messages and strings in English, irrespective of the OS language. This param can be set either in FlashBuilder.ini file (that is available along with executable), or either can be pass through command line.

          I would recommend to set this parameter in the .ini file as it would persist the parameter across restarting sessions.

           

          If you are on Windows, FlashBuilder.ini file is available in the <installation location>.

          On Mac, to find the .ini file -> right-click on "Adobe Flash Builder 4.5" executable and select Show Package Contents. Then traverse to Contents->MacOS->Adobe Flash Builder 4.5.ini

           

          Most likely, the FlashBuilder.ini file should already have -nl argument. So just changing its value to 'en_US' should suffice. Hope this helps. Let me know if that does not solve your usecase.

          • 2. Re: Setting the language for runtime error messages
            Scott R. Hamilton Level 1

            Unfortunately, this did not work for me. Here are the contents of the FlashBuilder.ini file:

             

            -nl
            en_US
            -startup
            eclipse/plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.1.0.v20100507.jar
            --launcher.library
            eclipse/plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.win32.win32.x86_1.1.1.R36x_v20100810
            --launcher.defaultAction
            openFile
            -vmargs
            -Xms256m
            -Xmx512m
            -XX:MaxPermSize=256m
            -XX:PermSize=64m
            -Dorg.eclipse.equinox.p2.reconciler.dropins.directory=eclipse/dropins
            -Declipse.application=com.adobe.flexbuilder.standalone.FlashBuilderApplication

            • 3. Re: Setting the language for runtime error messages
              Scott R. Hamilton Level 1

              Whe you say:

               

              This param can be set either in FlashBuilder.ini file (that is available  along with executable), or either can be pass through command line.

               

              do you mean set it as a compiler directive/option?