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After installation, components do not show up in Components panel

(2008-07-17 - views: 35213)
Q: I am using the French version of Adobe Flash CS3 and after installing your components, none of them are displayed in Flash, in the Components panel. I tried uninstalling and then reinstalling them, but they still do not show up in the panel. What is happening ?
A: This problem has been experienced with ActionScript 3.0 components. After you install a new ActionScript 3.0 component into Adobe Flash CS3, open Flash CS3 and create a new ActionScript 3.0 project, the newly installed component does not show up in the Components panel. First you need to check if your project is really published for Flash Player 9 and ActionScript 3.0 – because if your project is set for Flash Player 8 and ActionScript 2.0, some AS3 components might not show up. If this is not the case, then you probably encountered the problem described below .

It seems that Adobe Extension Manager 1.8 has a problem when installing Flash components for various language versions of Adobe Flash CS3. When the components are installed in the English version of Flash CS3, after installation they are displayed in the Components panel. This is not happening when Flash CS3 has a different language version (Spanish, French, Japanese and so on).

In this case, the components are also installed but they do not show up in the Components panel because they are installed in the incorrect folder. It seems that the components are installed in the English configuration folder, regardless of the language version your copy of Flash CS3 is.

The solution to this problem is simply copy the newly installed files from the English configuration folder to your language configuration folder. For example, if the component you have just installed placed its .swc file in the Components folder, you need to copy or move it from the English folder to your language folder. There are components that install additional files like event classes, that you can find in the Classes folder or panels, like our FlashEff component, that you can find in the WindowSWF folder.

Example for Windows systems:

When installing the FlashEff component, the next files are installed:
  • FlashEff component and FlashEff patterns - .swc files – placed in the C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash CS3\en\Configuration\Components folder and creates two folders there: FlashEff and FlashEff Patterns
  • FlashEff patterns .xml files – placed in the C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash CS3\en\Configuration\FlashEff folder
  • FlashEff panel – a .swf file placed in the C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash CS3\en\Configuration\WindowSWF folder

Also, some components may install additional classes in the C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash CS3\en\Configuration\Classes folder, but that's not the case of FlashEff.

Now, in case of Flash CS3 in a different language than English, you would have to copy or move all those files to the corresponding language configuration folder. For example, in case of the French version of Adobe Flash CS3, you would have to copy the contents of the

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash CS3\en\Configuration\Components folder
to
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash CS3\fr\Configuration\Components,

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash CS3\en\Configuration\FlashEff
to
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash CS3\fr\Configuration\FlashEff.

Also in case of additional classes, you would have to copy the
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash CS3\en\Configuration\Classes
folder to
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash CS3\fr\Configuration\Classes.

In case you have a different language version of Flash CS3, just replace the fr folder from the paths above, to the language folder you have.

Example for Mac OS systems:

When installing the FlashEff component, the next files are installed:
  • FlashEff component and FlashEff patterns - .swc files – placed in the user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CS3/en/Configuration/Components folder and creates two folders there: FlashEff and FlashEff Patterns
  • FlashEff patterns .xml files – placed in the user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CS3/en/Configuration/FlashEff folder
  • FlashEff panel – a .swf file placed in the user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CS3/en/Configuration/WindowSWF folder

Also, some components may install additional classes in the user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CS3/en/Configuration/Classes folder, but that's not the case of FlashEff.

Now, in case of Flash CS3 in a different language than English, you would have to copy or move all those files to the corresponding language configuration folder. For example, in case of the French version of Adobe Flash CS3, you would have to copy the contents of the

user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CS3/en/Configuration/Components
folder to
user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CS3/fr/Configuration/Components,

user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CS3/en/Configuration/FlashEff
to
user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CS3/fr/Configuration/FlashEff.

Also in case of additional classes, you would have to copy the
user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CS3/en/Configuration/Classes
folder to
user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CS3/fr/Configuration/Classes.

In case you have a different language version of Flash CS3, just replace the fr folder from the paths above, to the language folder you have.


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