Installation directory structure

Before you can begin to set up your application development environment, be familiar with the Flex installation directory structure for the following products:

  • Flex SDK

  • Adobe ® Flash® Builder™

Flex SDK installation directory structure

When you install Flex SDK, the installer creates the following directory structure under the installation directory:

Directory

Description

/ant

Contains the Flex Ant tasks, which provide a convenient way to build your Flex projects.

/asdoc

Contains ASDoc, a command-line tool that you can use to create API language reference documentation as HTML pages from the classes in your Flex application.

/bin

Contains the executable files, such as the mxmlc and compc compilers.

/frameworks

Contains configuration files, such as flex-config.xml and default.css.

/frameworks/libs

Contains the library SWC files. You use the files to compile your application.

/frameworks/locale

Contains the localization resource files.

/frameworks/projects

Contains the Flex framework source code.

/frameworks/rsls

Contains the RSL for the Flex framework.

/frameworks/themes

Contains the theme files that define the basic look and feel of all Flex components.

/lib

Contains JAR files.

/runtimes

Contains the standard and debugger versions of Adobe ® Flash® Player and the Adobe® AIR™ components.

/samples

Contains sample applications.

/templates

Contains template HTML wrapper files. This includes history management files for deep linking as well as the playerProductInstall.swf file for Player updating.

Flash Builder installation directory structure

When you install Flash Builder, you install Flex SDK plus Flash Builder. The installer creates the following directory structure:

Directory

Description

Flash Builder 4.6

The top-level directory for Flash Builder.

/configuration

A standard Eclipse folder that contains the config.ini file and error logs.

/features

A standard Eclipse folder that contains the plug-ins corresponding to features of Flash Builder.

/jre

Contains the Java Runtime Environment installed with Flash Builder used by default when you run the stand-alone version of Flash Builder.

/player

Contains the different versions of Flash Player—the standard version and the debugger version.

/plugins

Contains the Eclipse plugins used by Flash Builder.

/sdks

Contains the different Flex SDKs. For a directory description, see Flex SDK installation directory structure.