Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How To: Create a iPhone/iPad Project in FlashDevelop

Download the following:
  1. Packager for iPhone
  2. FlashDevelop
  3. FlashDevelop iPhone Template
  4. FlashDevelop iPad Template (optional) 


  1. Install FlashDevelop via the installer (select “Install Flex SDK Automatically”)
  2. Copy Packager for iPhone files into C:\{FD_install_path}\Tools\flexsdk\ (copy over existing files)
  3. Copy iPhone/iPad Template files into C:\{FD_install_path}\Projects\ 

Now you can create new iPhone or iPad projects using FlashDevelop! Just use Project > New Project...

Further Tips:

  1. You'll want to make sure that the "Custom Path to Flex SDK" (under Project Properties..." is set to C:\{FD_install_path}\Tools\flexsdk\
  2. Also, each iPhone/iPad project will contain a PackageApplication.bat for building your project for the App Store. Make sure the FLEX_SDK variable is also set to C:\{FD_install_path}\Tools\flexsdk\bin 
  3. Lastly, FlashDevelop has some sweet SourceControl functionality built in. In order to use it you need to enable it in the FlashDevelop settings (press F10). In order to have source control functionality you need to check out the project using TortoiseSVN BEFORE pulling it into FlashDevelop (that's the tricky part). 

Thanks to geo for the awesome FlashDevelop templates!

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