Flash Builder 4.7 Beta is Here!


We are excited to announce the availability of Flash Builder 4.7 beta. Flash Builder 4.7 adds support for Flash Player 11.4 and AIR 3.4, as well as support for the new Apache Flex 4.8 SDK.

With full support to the new Flash Player 11.4 ActionScript Concurrency (ActionScript workers) feature, which helps developers create more responsive games and apps by offloading tasks and computations to background workers. Game content is more responsive as these workers run concurrently to leverage more machine resources while helping to avoid UI freezes and other events that slow down game play. Click here to learn more about Flash Player 11.4 and AIR 3.4 new features.

Flash Builder 4.7 beta improves AIR for iOS app development workflows with support for USB debugging, ad-hoc app deployment, and support for the iOS simulator. Click here to learn more about these new capabilities.

Screenshot of iOS feature in Flash Builder 4.7 beta

Screenshot of iOS feature in Flash Builder 4.7 beta

Continuing on our previously stated commitment to Flex and the development of Flex, we have contributed Flex SDK to the Apache Foundation.  Flash Builder 4.7 supports Apache Flex 4.8 in addition to Adobe Flex 4.6 and Adobe Flex 3.6.  For information on how to get Apache Flex SDKs for use in Flash Builder, see http://www.adobe.com/go/apacheflex_download.

Please report any issue you may experience together with reproducible steps here. We look forward to your feedback on Flash Builder 4.7 beta and suggestions on how we can further empower you to build great apps and games.

25 Responses to Flash Builder 4.7 Beta is Here!

  1. Rich says:

    For complex projects, compile time is generally MUCH better, but 4.7 compiler does appear prone to eventually getting stuck after multiple incremental compilations, to the degree that the UI needs restarting.

    Still, it’s better to restart every half hour, for the saving of 30sec on each compile!

  2. mario says:

    It was great to test FB4.7 beta 2, but the serial expired today. Please post some advice how to continue testing the new version. Thank you!

  3. Sean Cooper says:

    Compiler and error checking is faster and more accurate. When updating SWC files I need to exit FB4.7, relaunch and clean the project. Not sure where to post this as a bug?

  4. i’m testing out FB 4.7 and it is awesome so far.. expect… how do you do the touchdown and taptouch events on images now :/ looking in all the libs and only found s:BitmapImage but that doesn’t have the touch features that mx:Image did and mx:Image doesn’t seem to want to work for me in the a flex mobile project but it works in a normal flex project… thank you for your awesome products.

  5. Fred says:

    Any new development to compile AS3 to html and JS in a further version ?

    • Ajay Shukla says:

      We continue to evaluate and investigate enhancements for Flash and HTML technologies including cross compilation. We do not have any details to share with you at this time.

  6. Rajkumar says:

    When is Flash Builder 4.7 is expected to be released?

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  9. Marco says:

    Unstable, almost unusable

  10. zhang says:


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  12. chris says:

    hi, is there any chance to run air on ARM6 and ARM11 mobile processors? maybe in a future release of air?

    thanks in advance

  13. Carlos says:

    I have problems to log in with my Adobe ID, my username and password are correct but the application tells me otherwise, please someone has the same problem?

  14. Tearon Hsu says:

    However,there are so many examples for Flex 3.x,can you provide more examples for Flex 4.5 or higher.
    U should provide more equivalent method of Flex 3.x for Flex 4.5 or Flex 4.6 or 4.7 or higher.

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  16. Mauro says:

    I’m interested to download FB 4.7 as I proceed, thanks

  17. Arend says:

    Thanks for the update!
    I hope above all that flex 4.7 will be stable, especially in design mode.

    Regards, Arend

  18. Stephen Cheung says:

    Good news! What is the estimated time of releasing FB 5?

  19. Keith says:

    Congratulations! It sounds like a real big step forward.
    Will this be a free update for existing FB 4.6 customers, once it goes out of Beta?

  20. video says:

    i love adobe, thanks for this post .^_^.

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