Flash Builder 4. It is also recommended to temporarily turn off virus protection during the installation process. You must have administrative privileges or be able to validate as an administrator. Do one of the following: Install Flash Builder 4. Log in as the Windows Administrator or as a computer administrator a user account with administrator privileges. If you attempt to install without administrator privileges, the installation will complete with flagged issues.
However, you will have installed an incomplete version of Flash Builder that you will not be able to run. Prior to installing, uninstall any prerelease versions of Flash Builder 4.
Insert the DVD in your drive, and follow the on-screen instructions. If the installer does not launch automatically, navigate to the Adobe Flash Builder 4. If you downloaded the software from the web, the installer will self-extract after the folder to copy the installer is selected and launch automatically. If the installer does not launch automatically, open the folder, navigate to the Adobe Flash Builder 4.
Accept the user license agreement. When prompted, enter your serial number or choose the trial option.
Select a language if not selected. If you are installing as an upgrade, the installer will check your system to find the valid upgrade product. If it cannot find it, it will ask you to input the serial number of the product being upgraded. You can also install the software in trial, then input your new and previous serial numbers in the serialization screen shown during launch. To do so: Complete the installation process as described above.
Navigate to the installed Flash Builder installation location and open the utilities folder. Run the executable Adobe Flash Builder 4. Select the language and click on OK.
Select the Flash Builder installation location if prompted. Select the Eclipse folder into which you want Flash Builder 4. Your copy of Eclipse must be version 3. Log in as the Administrator or as a computer administrator a user account with administrator privileges. If you downloaded the software from the web, open the folder, navigate to the application folder, double-click Install.
Accept the license agreement and follow the prompts. Select the eclipse folder into which you want Flash Builder 4. Review the pre-Installation summary and click on Install. Following installation it is recommended that you edit the eclipse. Prior to installing, uninstall any prerelease or full versions of Flash Builder 4.
If you downloaded the software from the web, open the folder, navigate to the application folder, double-click Setup. In order to install additional components or reinstall your software after your original installation, you will need access to the original installer CD, DVD or the download from the web.
Repair is not an available option. After completion of the installation process, you may be prompted to update the Community Help Client. If prompted, it is required that you accept the update to ensure correct delivery of Flash Builder help documentation Uninstall your software Before you uninstall, close all applications currently running on your system—including other Adobe applications, Microsoft Office applications, and browser windows In Windows XP, open the Windows Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
Select the product that you want to uninstall, click Uninstall, and then follow the on-screen instructions. Select Remove Preferences, then Authenticate as an administrator and follow the on-screen instructions. DO NOT drag applications to the trash to uninstall them. If you want to install the product on a different computer, you must first deactivate the software on your computer.
Trial software Entering a serial number Enter the serial number for the software you purchased in the serialization screen. The serialization screen will load the first time you launch the application if using the Adobe Flash Builder 4. Only applications running as a trial will recognize the new serial number. Then on the next launch of the application, it will recognize the new serial number. Volume licensing Volume licensing customers cannot purchase from a trial directly.
Please contact your reseller or authorized Adobe licensing center to place an order for a volume license. To find a reseller in your area, go to http: Upgrading to Flash Builder 4. Electronic licensing You must accept the license agreement and warranty terms to use this product. See www. If you are using Flash Builder 4.
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You can help by adding to it. May Versions[ edit ] Macromedia Flex 1. Adobe Flex 2[ edit ] Adobe significantly changed the licensing model for the Flex product line with the release of Flex 2. The core Flex 2 SDK, consisting of the command-line compilers and the complete class library of user interface components and utilities, was made available as a free download.
Adobe based the new version of Flex Builder on the open source Eclipse platform. The company released two versions of Flex Builder 2, Standard and Professional. The Professional version includes the Flex Charting Components library.
Enterprise-oriented services remain available through Flex Data Services 2. This server component provides data synchronization, data push, publish-subscribe and automated testing.
Unlike Flex 1. Flash Player 9 incorporated a new and more robust virtual machine for running the new ActionScript 3.
Flex was the first Macromedia product to be re-branded under the Adobe name. Major enhancements include integration with the new versions of Adobe's Creative Suite products, support for AIR Adobe's new desktop application runtime , and the addition of profiling and refactoring tools to the Flex Builder IDE.
Some themes that have incorporated into Flex 4: Design in Mind: The framework has been designed for continuous collaboration between designers and developers. Accelerated Development: Be able to take application development from conception to reality quickly.
Horizontal Platform Improvements: Compiler performance, language enhancements, BiDirectional components, enhanced text Flex 4 includes the new Text Layout Framework . Full Support for Adobe Flash Player 10 and above. Broadening Horizons: Finding ways to make a framework lighter, supporting more deployment runtimes, runtime MXML. Simpler skinning than the previous versions. Integration with Adobe Flash Catalyst. Custom templates Flash Builder is available in two versions: Standard and Premium,  the premium adds the following features; Testing tools An automated testing harness to connect to all the leading testing tools FlexUnit support command-line build capability Adobe Flash Builder 4.
An update to Flash Builder 4. Flex 4. With the Adobe Flex 4. Allow developers to use Flex for multiscreen application development Further mature the Spark skinning architecture and component set which was introduced in Flex 4.