Welcome to Adobe® Flash® Builder™ 4. This document contains known issues and troubleshooting tips not covered in the Flash Builder documentation.
Please refer to http://www.adobe.com/go/flex4_sdk_releasenotes for Flex 4 SDK known issues
FB-25251 Can't install AIR file exported from Builder - "Air file is damaged" error when previous version of AIR application is installed
Workaround: Uninstall previous version of the AIR application
FB-16779 Flash Player error may occur when debugging in Google Chrome
FB-25724Installed Adobe Flash Player Is Not a Debugger when Flash Pro CS5 is installed and using the standalone player (no HTML wrapper)
Workaround:Uninstall your current Flash Player and run the debugger player installer found atINSTALL_DIRECTORY/players/. For the standalone Flash Player, launch the Stand Alone Flash Player found in INSTALL_DIRECTORY/players/ and open a swf to re-associate that version of the standalone Player
FB-24607 When debugging in Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7, Internet Explorer may display a dialog when your Flash application has halted at a breakpoint. This is caused by the fact that Internet Explorer thinks the Flash Player is hung, when in fact the Flash Player is simply waiting for a message from the Flash Builder debugger.
Workaround: You can disable this Internet Explorer warning by making a change to the Windows registry. (Note, this change will affect all Internet Explorer windows, not just ones being used to debug Flash Builder applications.)
- Run regedit.exe
- Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
- Edit > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value
- For the name of the new value, type "HangResistance"
- The value in the right-hand column will show up as zero; leave it with that value. .
FB-26960 Google Chrome 5.0 has an bundled Flash Player which is given preference over the debug flashPlayer bundled with FB preventing debugging
Workaround: The default Flash Player can be manually changed to the debug version. For more details visit kb2.adobe.com/cps/839/cpsid_83950.html
ASDoc – Display
FB-25623 No ASDoc for unsupported locales in plug in build using non bundled eclipse distros
Adobe Community Help
FB-26153 Context-sensitive help for ActionScript Language Reference is not displayed on first invocation.
Windows: Select Adobe Community Help > Edit > Preferences. Then select Local Content > ActionScript 3.0 Reference and click the update button.
OS X: Launch Adobe Help > Preferences. Then select Local Content > ActionScript 3.0 Reference and click the update button.
FB-26001Incremental compiler fails to pick up metadata changes. Fix is scheduled for SDK 4.1. Workaround: Perform a full compile.
SDK-25619 Embedding font in a library throws compile time error. Fix is scheduled for SDK 4.1.
FB-25787 Cannot use the -static-rsls option in "Additional compiler arguments" input
Workaround:In the project's properties dialog, go to "Flex Build Path" and choose "Merged into code".
FB-24955 Compile error when a package named 'style' contains a CSS file that's referenced by an MXML file in the same package as CSS
Workaround:Rename the the 'style' sub-package to something else, and there's no error.
FB-15811 Embedded assets aren’t recompiled if they haven't changed since the last time you launched Flash Builder
Design View – CSS
CSS Design View is no longer available for Flex SDK 4 projects
Flash Professional Project workflow
Flash Professional must be launch prior to initiating a run or debug session from Flash Builder
Class Wizard has empty Super class and Interface dialogs when invoked from Flash Professional
FB-21960 FB Plug-in doesn't launch on certain machines
Workaround: in eclipse.ini file, change the memory allocation to;
FB-26159 Uninstalling ColdFusion Builder deletes the Flash Builder RDS plugin. Workaround: Close ColdFusion Builder perspectives prior to uninstall or reinstall Flash Builder.
FB-26047 unable to install FB Plug-in into external eclipse 3.4.2 when language pack is not installed (Japanese Only)
Workaround: Install the Japanese Eclipse language pack.
FB-15844 FB Plug-in not supported on eclipse3.5 cocoa on mac
FB-25217 Flash Builder installation not supported on Windows OSs where the user name has 4-byte characters.
FB-26959 FB 4.0.1 PL installer installs earlier version of FB, if temp folder isn't cleaned up after earlier install. This issue is Windows only.
Workaround: During installation, files are extracted to a temp folder. Files are not getting overwritten in the temp folder. So delete the folder "Adobe Flash Builder 4 Plugin" , if present, from the location given below before installing new plug-in version
FB-26443 FB plugin is not compatible with 64 bit JVM.
Workaround: 64bit JVM can be used in 32 bit mode by adding -d32 to the vmargs in the eclipse.ini file, or use the shortcut written to the install folder named "Run Adobe Flash Builder 4 Plug-in with alternate Eclipse". This shortcut already uses a launcher arg for our bundled JRE (which is 32 bit), allowing you to launch your own copy of eclipse(eclipse has to be 32 bit) with the compatible JRE version, instead of using the system default JRE
FB-12261 project that contains modules, and uses -resource-bundle-list compiler option do not list any bundle names derived from [ResourceBundle()] metadata tag
Workaround: if you build large project with many modules, edit the .actionScriptProperties file and comment the modules, build the <modules /> to generate the bundles.txt. copy the bundles.txt to other location and uncomment the modules to compile the whole project without overwriting the bundles.txt. Everytime you add resourcebundle, you have to repeat this process
FB-26119 FXP import does not update source path when using linked folders
Workaround:Fix .actionScriptProperties file manually or re-add the source path in the project properties UI. For a consumer of a new FXPL, this isn't obvious.
FB-25769 ASDoc is not updated when using refactor>rename and rename textual matches is checked
FB-11184 If you experience crashes while embedding fonts in CSS design view, then try embedding the font using a URL to the ttf file instead of using the system font name.
FB-19591 No way to set the background color for Spark containers or app in the main PI
FB-16144 Build times can be long for projects containing many modules
FB-23727 Flash Builder intermittently hangs while opening projects.
FB-23023 Line numbers wont scroll along with the rest of the text and breakpoints etc wont show up in the AS editor if on secondary screen
Workaround:Update and patch information here http://blogs.adobe.com/jasonsj/2010/02/patch_for_snow_leopard_line_number_scrolling_bug.html.
Eclipse Update Site Mechanism (P2)
If you are installing ColdFusion Builder or the LCDS Modeler plug ins, you will need to run Flash Builder once using a user account that is in the Administrator group on OS X or XP or with “Run As Administrator” on Windows Vista and Windows 7.
FB-25586 FlexUnit fails to compile if locale is not support by Flex SDKWorkaround:Set the –locale to en_US
FB-23419 Suspend on startup will not suspend the network calls
FB-25589 Network monitor on - not able to make requests
FB-26178 Data returned containing non-English characters breaks the Network Monitor only for Zend-AMF responses
FB-23384 Loitering Objects Show Zero Object References
FB-23543 Safari browser crashes running profiler for the second time
FB-25184 Profiler does not show back references in AIR
Third Party IDE Compatibility
FB-19703 Unable to install Flash Builder plug-in properly into Zend Studio 6.1.2 standalone. The recommended workaround is to install the Flash Builder plug-in into the All-In-One Eclipse PDT + Zend Debugger Plug-in (http://www.zend.com/en/community/pdt). An alternate workaround (not recommended) is to rename the “dropins” folder to “links” and restart Zend.
FB-24434 [Zend Studio on Mac] Unable to install Flash Builder plugin properly into Zend Studio 7.1. The recommended workaround is to install Zend as a plugin into Eclipse 3.5.1 or higher, then install FB as a plugin into the same host Eclipse.
FB-24518 [SAP CE NWDS 7.1.1 SP1] Unable to access FB features after installing FB Plugin
FB-23339 Install Flash Builder using Eclipse from Aptana, Flash Builder features are not available in Aptana
Workaround: Use Aptana 1.4 update site with FB 3.4 plugin and 1.5 update site with FB 3.5 plugin
FB-23878 Duplicate Entity name with different package name not handled across DCD
Workaround : When two entities with the same name are used, entity collision will occur at the client side code generation. Thus Entities should have different name in the server code
FB-22755 Cannot use update method which has changes - public void updatePerson3Params(Person person, Person prev, ArrayList changes)
FB-26029 Data Services creates collision of class names from BlazeDS/Java. When two entities with the same name are used, entity collision will occur at the client side code generation.
FB-26522 [LCDS] Service explorer gets corrupted after uninstalling fiber modeler plugins from Flash builder. The recommended workaround is to use the FB 401 updater, configure the server to LCDS 3.1 with fiber modeler 102 plugins and then deploy the fml (created using FB 4)
DCD: PHP Introspector
FB‐19657 Optional arguments not displayed after introspection
FB-19046 PHP Introspector can fail when authentication is enabled on the web server (like IIS)
DCD: Configure Return Type
FB-22805 Auto guess not working when service is created using Generate a Sample link
FB-24640 : [WSDL] Configure Return Type and Test Operation for WebServices is not allowing Date input format
DCD: Fiber Integration
FB-26849: Fiber locale variable resolves to a non-existing path. This error occurs only if locale is set to anything other than en_US, ja_JP, de_DE, fr_FR, zh_CN and ru_RU
Step 1: Open a terminal window, change current directory to INSTALLDIR/plugins/com.adobe.flexbuilder.dcrad.nl1_4.0.1.xxxxxx/.
Step 2: If you are using Flex SDK 4 execute 'CreateSWCs.bat xy_XY' on Windows or 'CreateSWCs.sh xy_XY' on Mac. If you are using Flex SDK 3.5 execute 'CreateSWCs.bat xy_XY 3.5' on Windows or 'CreateSWCs.sh xy_XY 3.5' on Mac.
DCD: Service Wizard
FB-24162: [SDK][Dependent][Static XML] RTE occurs as auto CRT incorrectly parses xmls with empty data type
FLEXENT-792: Very low level of control on the pointing hand movements if you use object spy and move over Flex components in an Air application
GB18030 support for Windows XP
In order to support the display of all characters of the Chinese standard GB18030 on Windows XP systems, Adobe recommends the installation of the Microsoft GB18030 Support Package. This support package will update an XP system with, among other things, fonts and input-method-editors (IMEs) to correctly support GB18030. The support package is available as a download from the Microsoft website.