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Release 9.9 – Project groups

With this release the FDT Explorer can present projects in groups: Each Project Group is a set of workspace projects (i.e.: Working Set). Each project can be a member of one group and can not be shared among groups. Project Groups are logical structures shown inside FDT Explorer. Neither they represent nor they change the […]

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Release 9.8 – Test Resources

With this new FDT Release build path entries could be marked as test resource. A test resource is usually only included during compilation for a Flex Unit test run. Any build path entry can be turned into a test resource:Typically all Flex Unit libraries and the test source folder are marked as test resources. The […]

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FDT Release 9.7

FDT Standalone based on Eclipse Mars With this new release FDT Standalones are based on Eclipse Mars. Kepler and Luna based FDT Standalones are still available.   Convenience We have added some convenience for users customizing their project templates. The source of the project templates is now customizable: By clicking on the link default templates […]

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Code Block: Postfix Auto Completion & Quick Assists

Two weeks ago we got a feature request from Ilya Malanin. What a great idea! Our dev team implemented it right away and we hope you enjoy your new coding comfort: Postfix Code Block Auto Completion is available for expressions: The expression will be surrounded by a new code block. There is a shortcut for […]

by FDT Team

More convenience

With our latest FDT release we bring you more coding comfort: Semicolons are automatically inserted on newline if this preference is enabled: Now the outline shows local functions inside methods, too. The FDT Explorer shows difference between internal and public classes:

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Part Matching

Part matching can be activated for all FDT proposals: With activated part matching a proposal is shown if it contains the current word:

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Extract Superclass

Use the new refactoring Extract Superclass to extract a superclass from a given class. In this example the class Circle contains a few getters and a draw method. The Circle class is used inside the classes Presenter and WebDemo. Since a circle is not the only shape we may have in future an abstraction is […]

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Help us with FDT sprint-planning

As you know we currently roll out a new FDT release every 2-3 weeks. Packed with new features and improvements, so that your coding life gets better and your productivity and efficiency rises.   Basis for all the features and improvements is your valued feedback. Every idea, every bug report, even a simple vote for […]

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Improved Event (Listener) Autocompletion

Now FDT Event Autocompletion is also available for the Starling framework: Here you can see that all available starling events for the Starling Sprite. The event listener quick fix can handle the starling events, too: The event listener name is now customizable: The short listener name will be the concatenation of “handle” and the name […]

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A FDT Christmas present for you

Merry Christmas everyone! The FDT team has something special for you… One month subscription with all FDT features for free! Christmas is coming up and even though Santa is still packing his bag, we already have a gift for you: While FDT Free is great for small projects, this holiday season we want to share […]

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Changing Function Signatures on the fly

FDT has new quick fixes to change function signatures to match the arguments in their calls.   Add parameters In this case the method Init accepts only 2 arguments but the call has 3. The proposal will add the new second parameter view to method Init. The type of the new parameter is gained by […]

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FDT tips & tricks #1: Calculator in code

You can calculate simple constant integer expressions during coding in FDT by simple hitting Ctrl-1 (Windows, Linux) or Cmd-1 (MacOS). In the auto completion description window you can see all steps of the calculation. You can insert the result into your code by selecting this auto completion. If one of the constants is a hex […]

by FDT Team

How to install Subversive in Eclipse Juno with FDT

Since FDT can also be installed as a plugin on the latest Eclipse IDE, the FDT Team also looks ahead and tests against the latest Eclipse releases. In Eclipse Juno the installation of the Subversive SVN plugin has changed a bit. The SVNKit/JavaHL selection screen no more appears right after the Subversive installation finishes so the […]

by Ain Tohvri

How to use ASC 2.0 in FDT

How to use ASC 2.0 with the new FDT release from 11.12.2012: Download Adobe Flex 4.6 SDK Download Adobe AIR 3.5 SDK with ActionScript Compiler 2.0 Add new Flex SDK 4.6 to ‘Installed SDK’ list Merge new added Flex SDK 4.6 with zip file from Air SDK 3.5 Use merged Flex SDK 4.6 & Air […]

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Release 9.9 – Package Abbreviation

Often project packages are named after company web addresses or company department structures so that package names usually contains a standard prefix: In further developed projects package names are even longer and only the last parts carries information. Lots of space in FDT Explorer is used up in flat package layout to present these long […]

by FDT Team

Release 9.9 – Outline Drag and Drop

The Outline has been extended with drag and drop to move or copy methods within the class. Drag and drop is only available if the outline is not shown sorted: The method drawCircle will be dropped between the constructor and the method drawTriangle and the result will be: The method drawCircle has been moved with […]

by FDT Team

FDT Xmas special: Free month & 20% discount

It’s almost the end of 2015 and we got something special for you: Starting from today until 24.01.2016, you can use FDT’s coding comfort for free! We will give you unrestricted access to all of FDT’s powerful features. Get the most out of your coding experience and get to know FDT this winter season Just […]

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FlexJS Compiler Support

This FDT release supports the new FlexJS Compiler of Apache FlexJS 0.5 SDK (More details you can see here). This FlexJS Compiler compiles an ActionScript project into JavaScript for Browsers. The included js.swc describes the typical JavaScript environment of a Browser as ActionScript classes and interfaces. This way you could benefit from type safety, error […]

by FDT Team

FDT Black Friday Sale: 25% off all subscriptions

We’d like to announce a special Black Friday deal this year: From today till Dec 5th (inclusive) you’ll be able to use the code to gain 25% off all our subscriptions: 24 Month: 24€ -> 18,00 € per month 12 Month: 29€ -> 21,75 € per month  6 Month: 39€ -> 29,17 € per month […]

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FdtStructure: Verify XML Access by XSD In many applications XML files are used to provide user data. AS3 offers a simple loading and saving mechanism for XML and provides E4X as simple access method. This picture shows a simple example with typical usage of E4X: The E4X code has several warnings and is not verified […]

by FDT Team

Bracket Region Indicator

The enclosed region of brackets is present in the left vertical ruler: For easy navigation the cursor jumps to the opposite bracket with Ctrl-Shift-P (Cmd-Shift-P) The bracket highlight annotation is adjustable in the preferences:

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9 Years of Coding Comfort: FDT Milestone 9

After 9 years, we now reached FDT Milestone 9! We worked hard to improve your Coding Comfort and keep FDT up to your daily coding requirements. Since our last years milestone we´ve built a lot of new key features for you: Speed up incremental build and full build Relevant matches for search through implementations Extract […]

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FDT Milestone 8

What a week! Germany is football world cup winner and the German engineered FDT gets 8 years old. It’s been a wild ride so far. Since our last FDT Milestone 7 release we rolled out 14 new releases including 70 features and 116 fixes & improvements (details) during the last year, So it makes us […]

by FDT Team

May 30th – Save the date

Adobe AIR development + profiling – using the right tools for the job We’re happy to announce that our Senior Software Engineer Ain Tohvri will join the Hawaii Flash User Group meeting as a speaker on May 30th at 12:00 pm (noon / Honolulu / UTC−10). This meeting will be held through Adobe Connect, that […]

by FDT Team

Big FDT Halloween Promotion

We hope you enjoy our latest Milestone 7. This year we celebrate Halloween with a big discount voucher: If you order any FDT subscription during the next days*, we’ll grand you 20% off! Please choose your favorite subscription length: 24 Month subscription now for 19€/month. Get it here! 12 Month Subscription now for 23€/month. Get […]

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FDT Happy Easter special: Non-Subscription Upgrade

Easter is coming up and we have a surprise that many of you waited for. It´s been a while since we’ve changed our development cycle from yearly major releases to each-iteration-releases and we had to switch to subscription-only. But we’ve worked on a new key for a special promotion: The new FDT (6th version) + […]

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New FDT Feature: Unit Testing with Flex Unit!

We finally integrated the long-awaited Unit Testing with Flex Unit 4.1. Here’s a little overview about this new feature. Please Note: Current we only support Flex Unit 4.1 which you can find here (Please choose the full project download). At the New FDT Project wizard, you can activate this check box, if you like to […]

by FDT Team

Catch Rob & The Away Foundation At Reasons To Be Creative

Right now, Rob Bateman (from Away 3D) is getting ready for his session, Forward The Foundation, at Reasons To Be Creative. The FDT team is a proud supporter of Rob, the Away Foundation and their contributions to the Flash community. Here is a brief description of his session: “In this session, Rob will showcase some of the […]

by Alan Klement
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