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Some features described here are available in Ultimate edition only.

You can import Adobe Flash Builder projects and then continue working with them in IntelliJ IDEA.

Each individual Flash Builder project imported into IntelliJ IDEA is represented by a Flash module.

By importing Flash Builder projects, you can create a new IntelliJ IDEA project. You can as well import Flash Builder projects into an existing IntelliJ IDEA project.

For creating a new project, two options are available. You can use the Import Project or the Open Project command. Importing is more precise but longer, opening is quicker but less precise.

Supported Flash Builder formats

When importing Flash Builder projects into IntelliJ IDEA, you can specify the following as a source of import:

  • A Flash Builder workspace or project directory
  • A .project file
  • A .fxp or .fxpl file
  • A .zip file that contains an ActionScript project or projects.
Creating an IntelliJ IDEA project by using the Import Project command
  1. If no project is currently open in IntelliJ IDEA, click Import Project on the Welcome screen. Otherwise, select Import Project from the File menu.
  2. In the dialog that opens, select the directory or file which you want to use as a source of import. Click OK.

    As a result, the Import Project wizard opens.

  3. On the first page of the wizard, select Import project from external model, then select Flash Builder and click Next. (This page is not shown if IntelliJ IDEA has guessed that you are importing a Flash Builder project.)
  4. On the next page of the wizard:
    1. Specify the location of the file or directory to be imported. Use browseButton to select the necessary file or folder in the corresponding dialog.
    2. If necessary, change the name and location of the IntelliJ IDEA project that is going to be created.
    3. Optionally, select the Create subfolder option (if present).
    4. If necessary, change the suggested project format.
    5. Click Next or Finish.
  5. If you are importing a workspace, select the projects that you want to import on the next page of the wizard and click Finish.
  6. If undefined path variables are found in the project or projects that you are importing, the Configure Path Variables dialog is shown. Specify the values of the undefined variables or include them in the list of ignored variables.
  7. In the Flash Builder Project Import dialog, specify the Flex SDK to be associated with the imported project or projects in IntelliJ IDEA.
Creating an IntelliJ IDEA project by using the Open Project command
  1. If no project is currently open in IntelliJ IDEA, click Open Project on the Welcome screen. Otherwise, select File | Open.
  2. In the dialog that opens, select a file or directory that you want to use as a source of import, and click OK.
  3. If suggested, specify the location of the IntelliJ IDEA project that is going to be created (shown under Extract project to in the corresponding dialog).
  4. If undefined path variables are found in the project or projects that you are importing, the Configure Path Variables dialog is shown. Specify the values of the undefined variables or include them in the list of ignored variables.
  5. In the Flash Builder Project Import dialog, specify the Flex SDK to be associated with the imported project or projects in IntelliJ IDEA.
Importing Flash Builder projects into an existing project
  1. Open the project into which you want to import Flash Builder projects, and select File | Import Module.
  2. In the dialog that opens, select the directory or file which you want to use as a source of import. Click OK.

    As a result, the Import Module wizard opens. (There is also another way of accessing this wizard, see Opening the Import Module wizard.)

  3. On the first page of the wizard, select Import module from external model, then select Flash Builder and click Next. (This page is not shown if IntelliJ IDEA has guessed that you are importing a Flash Builder project.)
  4. On the next page of the wizard:
    1. Specify the location of the file or directory to be imported. Use browseButton to select the necessary file or folder in the corresponding dialog.
    2. If necessary, change the location of the module that is going to be created. (Shown under Extract project to; the corresponding option may be missing.)
    3. Click Next or Finish.
  5. If you are importing a workspace, select the projects that you want to import on the next page of the wizard and click Finish.
  6. If undefined path variables are found in the project or projects that you are importing, the Configure Path Variables dialog is shown. Specify the values of the undefined variables or include them in the list of ignored variables.
  7. In the Flash Builder Project Import dialog, specify the Flex SDK to be associated with the imported project or projects in IntelliJ IDEA.

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