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Create a new project

Once you have Flash Builder 4 running, pull down the File menu and select New/Flex Project . Enter the name of your new project into the dialog box, make certain that the radio button for Web application is selected, specify the compiler that you want to use (Flex 3 or Flex 4) and click the Finish button. If you wish, you can specify a disk location for your project other than the default location.

The project tree

A directory tree for your new project will be created having at least the following folders:

  • .settings
  • bin-debug
  • html-template
  • libs
  • src

This directory tree appears in the upper-left panel of the IDE. (Note that the tree shows some other nodes such as default package and Flex x.x, butthey aren't actually disk folders.)

Flash Player output for a new Flex project

The bin-debug folder will contain several files including one with an swf extension and one with an html extension . As I mentioned earlier , if you double-click the file with the swf extension, it should open in Adobe FlashPlayer looking something like Figure 1.

(Note that the default background color for a new Flex 3 project is the gray color shown in Figure 1 while the default background colorfor a new Flex 4 project is white.)

Flash player output for a new flex project.

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Flash Player output for a new Flex project.

Browser output for a new Flex project

When you installed Flash Builder 4, you should have been given an opportunity to update one or more browsers to include a special version of the Flash Player that supports debugging. If you openthe html file mentioned above in one of those browsers, the output should look something like Figure 2 (with either a gray or white background depending on which version of the Flex compiler was used tocreate the project) .

Browser output for a new flex project.

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Browser output for a new Flex project.

The bin-release output

After you are satisfied with your program, you can create an output folder named bin-release by selecting Project/Export Release Build... The files in this folder are similar to the files in the bin-debug folder, but they may be smaller. This folder has been purged of debug information, and is the folder that is intended for deployment on a website.


Granted, these outputs aren't all that exciting. However, they should help to confirm that you have Flash Builder 4 and Flash Player (version 10 or later) properly installed and linked to your browser.

The src folder

The folder in the directory tree mentioned earlier that will probably command most of your attention is the folder namedsrc. When you create a new Flex project, this folder will contain a file with an extension of mxml. If you double click on that file name in theupper-left IDE window, the mxml file will open in the text editor window of the IDE. If you selected the Flex 3 compiler, the skeleton code will look something like Listing 1. (It will be different for Flex 4, but I will get into that later.)

A skeleton mxml file

Listing 1 shows the skeleton mxml code for a new Flex 3 project. This is the XML code that you will modify and supplement as you add features to yourproject.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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