My third session was "Advanced Tips and Tricks for Flex Builder". It was a mixture of various tips and admonition to use keyboard shortcuts whenever possible and a descriptionf of some of the more useful keyboard shortcuts.
Working on a project that had a main.mxml file that was over 5000 lines long. After refactoring, they reduced it to 50 lines.
Tweak startup parameters. You can specify the JVM used, use the latest available.
Edit the flexbuilder.ini and increase the following memory settings
Use mark occurances – you can change the highlighting color in actionscript occurances
Refactoring – use rename – it has a preview option you can use to see the impact
Team – Show Local History – can use to revert changes without having to grab the previous version from the source control system. It saves the last 50 changes by default, but the number can be adjusted in preferences
If you install the CF plug-ins you can create a CF value object from Flex code and visa-versa.
There are third-party tools that do the same for Java to Flex and Flex to Java.
Managing web services
Watch value objects in the debugger
Ctrl – F11 -> debug
F11 -> run
Use profiler to track object use
Turn off build automatically and then use Ctrl-B to force a build
Export preferences so you can move settings between workspaces
Use design mode for prototyping
Lots and lots of keyboard shortcuts
Outline view – particularly useful to select items in design view that are overlaying one another
Don’t type filter
Export -> release build
Link the flex framework so the browser will cache it separately