Flex Builder 3 - Ant support

4月 23, 2009

Until Flex Builder 3 Stand Alone includes Ant built in you will have to install it separately. Peter Elst wrote steps for installing it in Flex Builder 2 but in Flex Builder 3 the steps are slightly different. For those that are not familiar with Eclipse, this can be tricky to install.

The following is the revised steps for Flex Builder 3 Stand Alone.

Quoted and revised from http://www.peterelst.com/blog/2006/09/03/flex-builder-2-ant-support/:

  1. Launch Flex Builder 3
  2. Go to Help > Software Updates > Find and Install
  3. Select “Search for new features to install” and click next
  4. Select “The Eclipse Project Updates” and click finish
    Note: If you do not have the option above click New Remote Site and enter "The Eclipse Project Updates" as the name and "http://update.eclipse.org/updates/3.3" as the url.
  5. In the Eclipse Project Updates > Eclipse 3.3.2 (3.3.3, 3.3.4, etc) node select “Eclipse Java Development Tools…” and click next
  6. Accept the license agreement and click next
  7. Click finish to start download
  8. Eclipse downloads Java Development Tools
  9. Click “Install all” to install Java Development Tools
  10. Restart the Eclipse workbench

That’s it! You now have Apache Ant support in your standalone Flex Builder 3 install.

Go to Window > Other View > Ant and Click OK. You now have the Ant view

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