Many of us have tried (or at least downloaded and installed) FlexBuilder, the trial version. For those of us who use Eclipse for other things besides Flex and never bothered to actually purchase FlexBuilder, we may find ourselves with a now expired plugin that tends to pop up now and then asking us to enter our serial number. No big deal really, only a minor annoyance. Except for today when I tried to open a CSS file.
I'm not even in the FlexBuilder perspective, but apparently the CSS extension had somehow been associated with FlexBuilder, so now instead of seeing my file open up in all its glory, I am prompted to purchase the product. I tell FlexBuilder "No thanks", but am unable to open my CSS file. So then, the point of this whole post: How to remove the FlexBuilder plugin from Eclipse.
Fortunately it's a very simple process.
- Close Eclipse
- Go to the "plugins" directory of your Eclipse installation
- Sort the Plugins directory entries by name so that all of the FlexBuilder items are together. Highlight them all and send them to Windows Purgatory.
- Now go to the "features" directory of your Eclipse installation
- highlight and delete all of the Flexbuilder entries there
- Restart Eclipse