Posted April 07, 2009 by senocular
Thank you Daniel Finke for pointing out that you can test your Flex applications through the Flash standalone player rather than the browser. It's a little hidden (compared to Flash's fairly straightforward test movie vs. preview in browser options) but can be set using Project > Properties > Run/Debug Settings > [Project Configuration]: Edit... > URL or path to launch. This "URL or path to launch" setting allows you to specify what gets launched when running, debugging, or profiling your application. By switching to a SWF URL from HTML, the app will launch in SAP instead of the browser.
This setting potentially solves my run-is-not-release complaint too. However, I don't think that in specifying the release SWF location in that path that my release build would also get built. But if I dig deep enough, I'll probably find a way to change that as well.