This is happening to our whole class and me at home. I have put up with it before because I do not make many runtime errors - but the class does almost every other time they run it. Attached is a screen shot clearly showing that the line the debugger is stuck on is commented out. It seems to be because the swf file cannot be deleted. I am on Windows 8, they are on Windows 7. I spent a day trying to find a solution - I know I can close and clean but obviously, this is not practical. And certainly not practical for beginner Flash Builder coders - especially during an exam.
I will continue to look for solutions. I have tried running as both administrator and not - I have tried reinstalling, it does not matter which version of AIR, it does not matter if it is a trial version or not.
Try to ensure FlashPlayer or any browser instances of any of the SWFs are closed before compile.
Manually delete the swf and clean the project to ensure things are read/write capable.
Could not manually delete the swf nor could we clean. The swf was still running in the debugger still invisibly that is why we could not delete it.
Found a temporary semi-solution. If you get the runtime error the first time then you can look under Run on the top menu and choose Terminate (CTRL F2). Fix the error and then test again. Warning, if you test again before terminating, you are no longer given the chance to terminate and you have to shut down. So... that at least is a way we can proceed without shutting down each time and will do until Adobe makes a fix...
Ah yes the classic hidden behind the app issue..
ALT Tab a lot and see if you can get to the compiler to press the STOP button it will be in the bar above console window.
If you cant CTRL + ALT + DEL and kill the FlashPlayer.
Yes - the debugger was not in my tabs but it is there as a background process so closing that works. Thanks. Obviously, a little annoying to do every time you have a compile error...
Does it 90% of the time for me on every FlashBuilder / Flex I've ever had the pleasure of working on.
Also love it when the compiler locks when the browser player locks up with a prompt you cant select and have to ctrl alt del end task lol