Enabling Run Mode Trace in Flex Builder 2.

As you know trace messages are shown only in Debug Mode in Flex Builder. You can follow the steps shown below to see the trace output in Flex Builder all the time.

Open Window > Preferences… menu

Select General > Editors > File Associations in the Tree

Add *.swf as the New File Type

Select the newly added *.swf file type and Add “Internal Web Browser” as the Associated Editor

Download the TracerV2.swf from this site. Read this blog entry for more info.

Using File > Open File… open TracerV2.swf

Configure the TracerV2.swf and follow the steps as shown

Move this TracerV2.swf for your convenience

Now you should see the trace output from any swf played through Debug Player as shown below

Thanks to Veejay who made me think of making Tracer panel more usable.

By the way, Happy 2007 :)

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