It seems that FlashDevelop is much nicer than using Adobe Flash CS3.
However due to the lack of a REAL debugger I never bother to use it (I don’t like to put zillion lines of TRACE() in my sourcecode, I just want to set breakpoints and step).
Fortunately someone else made a small plugin called fdbPlugin:
Which is a flash as3 debugger supporting breakpoints.
1. Install instructions
Download FlashDevelop 3.0.0 Beta7 and install it as mentioned in the first post:
Next, download (fdbPlugin0.1.1.0.zip):
Unzip it to a temp folder but don’t follow the instructions in the readme.txt
Locate your FD plugins directory in your user files:
From FD main menu: Tools > Application Files… (it will open up a new explorer dialog)
Copy all the files Aga.Controls.dll and fdbPlugin.dll to the plugin directory.
Do not use FlashDevelop.exe from the zipfile (for some odd reason the exe seems to be corrupted here).
2. Using the debugger
It should show 2 new dialogs, which you can drag into the main GUI. To set breakpoints do a shiftclick on the left.
To start a debug session press the new play button (if you check the gui, you will see a few new icons, play,pause,stop,fastforward etc)
When the program hits a breakpoint you can hoover on the variable to view its contents/value. (Just like in visual studio)
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