Set up the development environment for Flex applications

The developer must set up the development environment before enabling the Flex application for testing with IBM Rational Functional Tester.

To set up the development environment for Flex 2.0, follow these steps:

The automation framework is a part of Flex Builder for Flex 3.0 and 3.2. The following steps are not required for Flex 3.0 and 3.2. But Flex 3.3, 3.4. 3.5, and 4.0 does not have the automation libraries bundled. Use the automation libraries of Flex 3.2. Copy the _rb.swc files from Flex 3.2 locale directory to the locale directory of Flex 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 and 4.0 SDK. For data visualization in Flex 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, and 4.0 also include the datavisualization.swc for Flex 3.3, Flex 3.4, Flex 3.5, and Flex 4.0 that is available in the Adobe site.


Procedure

  1. Copy the automation_agent.swc file from the flex automation installation directory/flex automation /frameworks/libs directory to the flex builder installation/Flex SDK/frameworks/libs directory.

  2. Copy the automation_agent_rb.swc file from the flex automation installation directory/frameworks/locale/en_US directory to the flex builder installation/Flex SDK/frameworks/locale/en_US folder.

    Important: This step shows the path for US English. When using a different locale, replace en_US with the correct locale.


Related concepts

Flex support

Flex applications testing process

Test Rational Functional Tester enabled Flex applications

Test Flex applications that are not enabled using Rational Functional Tester