FlashDevelop with Air 1.5

FlashDevelop 3.0.0 R5 is out and as usual it rocks. One cool thing is that it has all the AS3 classpaths setup as default, this was something you had to manually setup in prior releases. One slightly oversighted thing is with the Adobe Air classes. Whilst code completion and syntax highlighting works if you create a FlashDevelop Air 1.5 project, the same cannot be said for when you are just editing a standalone ActionScript file which is how I tend to work. I rarely use FD projects. The fix is simple. Follow the main menu: Tools->Global Classpaths, set the dropdown to AS3 and then tap the “Add Classpath” button.

Browse to the following:
C:Program FilesFlashDevelopLibraryAS3intrinsicAIR
or on 64bit systems:
C:Program Files (x86)FlashDevelopLibraryAS3intrinsicAIR

Tap ok a couple of times to close the popups and voila, you now have Air code completion and syntax highlighting. FD FTW! 😀

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