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Flex Debugging Hack

A guy with call sign “Frode” on Flexcoders posted this trick on how to get the debugger to connect on an already running SWF.

> I’ve figured out a hack that sort-of gets me there – by configuring a
> debug profile in flex builder with “about:blank” as the launch URL, I
> can hit F11 in flexbuilder, click “Debug”, close the about:blank window
> in Firefox, switch back to the running SWF, rightclick, choose
> “Debugger” and click “Connect”. But it would be much better if one could
> avoid having to do the whole F11-about:blank-closetab dance, and just
> click “Debugger->Connect” and go.
>
> For what it’s worth, this is on Linux with Firefox 3.
>
> – Frode

Thanks Frode, nice tip. You’re right, it should be an option that is much easier to do though.

About Rob Rusher

In his role as Principal Consultant for On3, Rob leads an software development practice to help his clients build rich Internet applications for the desktop, browser, and mobile devices, and to rapidly increase their knowledge and skills to better support their organization's goals. Rob is an Adobe Certified Expert, Community Professional, and Certified Instructor. He has taught and mentored the technical teams at HP, Overstock, Paychex, SAS, the FedEx, and other Government and Fortune 100 organizations. Rob has co-authored four best-selling books on building secure, cutting-edge and rapidly developed applications using Adobe AIR, ColdFusion and Flex. He is very active in organizing and speaking at RIA, Adobe LiveCycle, mobile conferences, and user groups. In addition to growing his software consulting practice, On3, Rob has been building expertise in rich client application development on a wider variety of devices and platforms that extend the applications to change the way we all create and live.