Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Intellij Idea : Using framework as a RSL(Remote shared library) in a Flex project

In Flex Builder 3: 
Project -> Properties -> Flex Build Path -> Library Path -> Framework linkage in Flex Builder.
Flex builder also copies the required files : 

In Intellij Idea 9.0.3 : 
Right click on a Module -> Module Settings -> Flex Compiler Settings -> Advanced->
Select Use Framework as Runtime Shared Library (RSL)

Unlike Flex Builder, Idea doesn't copy the required .swz and .swf files.
You have to copy them manually to the location where your main application swf resides.
Copy them from here : 
{location of your flex sdk}/frameworks/rsls/

To verify if RSL is working for you, clear the Flash Player Cache and run your flex application.
You should get a swz or swf file of roughly 525KB in your cache.

On Windows XP, the location of the Flash Player Cache : 
C:\Documents and Settings\{User name}\Application Data\Adobe\Flash Player\AssetCache\

On linux, it's : 

1 comment:

przemo509 said...

If you don't want to copy RSLs manually each time, you can copy them to your html-template directory and IntelliJ (as well as Flash Builder) will copy them to your output directory.

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