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Classes Missing After Migrating to Flash 8

Mark Kruger September 14, 2005 10:17 AM Flash Remoting Comments (3)

If you moved from Flash MX 2004 pro to Flash 8 and then opened an existing fla file that included remoting (or other classes) you might find that the compiler complains about missing classes when you try to test or export the movie. At first I assumed this was because I needed to run the flash remoting component file (an add-on that installs the classes) that I originally downloaded from Macromedia. That did not work because it tried to install the files in the "old" directory for the old installation of flash (mx 2004).

To fix the problem I had to go into:

C:\Documents and Settings\*myUsername*\Local Settings\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash MX 2004\en\Configuration\classes\mx\
And copy folders and files that were "missing" into:
C:\Documents and Settings\*myUsername*\Local Settings\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash 8\en\Configuration\classes\mx\
Then I had to do the same thing with the "includes" directory - copy over files that were missing.

Incidentally, I abhor the file structure of macromedia products. I would love to have "c:\mm\flash\configuration\...". They always tout how extensible everything is - and it is, if you can find it. If you know how I could have avoided this extra step please enlighten me!

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  • spif's Gravatar
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    spif | 9/14/05 8:49 AM
    How stupid is it, that Flash 8 doesn't include the Remoting classes!! It is really dumb, I cannot see a reason why you wouldn't add it to the classes. It's not compiled if you don't use them, so why make it harder for us to start using the Remoting classes?
  • Mark's Gravatar
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    Mark | 9/14/05 8:57 AM
    Yes - but pretty typical I'd say :) I guess they figure anyone advanced (or geeky) enough to use it can figure out how to fix it (ha).
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    Andy | 6/9/07 2:00 PM
    Everything about Flash is way too complex.