Ensemble Tofino for Visual Studio is a plug-in that enables .NET developers to create Flex frontends for their applications in the same IDE that they normally use. Instead of using a separate text or XML editor and manually invoking the compiler, they can move smoothly between MXML and .NET file types within Visual Studio, and invoke Flex build and run commands from Visual Studio menus.
This version enables Tofino to work with the latest Flex SDK 4.5 (Hero) and provides some minor bug fixes.
- Create new projects in a solution using the Visual Studio wizard approach
- Run Flex applications from with Microsoft Visual Studio for debugging
- Set breakpoints at code locations in “.as” or “.mxml” files
- Step into code while in break mode
- Inspect local variables while in break mode
- Build errors are reported in the Visual Studio error list and are linked to the source location
- Browse ActionScript types from referenced components (SWCs) in the Visual Studio object browser
- Navigate types and members in ActionScript files via drop-downs in the ActionScript code window
- Simple installation
- View links to relevant Adobe LiveDocs and PDFs for Flex to Visual Studio Help
- Take advantage of intellisense code completion, “go to definition” navigation, and an object/class browser
- Easily combine the advantages of Flex clients and .NET server-side development
- Use a familiar user interface
- No need to remember what files to put where or how to invoke the compiler
- Better maintain context and mental model by not having to switch between environments
Application and system capability:
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (Standard edition and up)
- Operating Systems: Windows XP or Windows Vista
Tofino download package includes:
- Visual Studio plug-in
- Integrated help documentation
- Sample projects
Ensemble Tofino is available for free! Click on the Downloads tab for the versions available for download.
*Tour de Flex is a desktop application for exploring Flex capabilities and resources, including the core Flex components, Adobe AIR and data integration, as well as a variety of third-party components, effects, skins, and more.