Hi Scott,

I am using 0.17.4 which should be the most recent. I've pasted below the little bit of info that Vista provided when the app crashed. I am not sure if this ever happened to me on XP to tell you how to reproduce it there. If it did happen, it had to be infrequent enough that I never thought of it as a bug or anything.

I am reproduce it pretty much all the time when I copy out of Outlook or some other Windows program and then paste in to TN5250.

Some very basic troubleshooting seems to indicate that the pasting somehow 'poisons' TN5250. What I mean by that is, if I paste to the command line, all is well. I can press enter, page up, down, and so on with no issues.

But, as soon as I call a program, enter DFU/SEU, etc...crash. And that is without pasting anything in the actual program or DFU session. Once I paste one time in any way, the next time I call a program or something, it crashes. Now, if I call the program and then paste, it dies as well.

Not sure how much of that helps. If I can somehow better debug things here, let me know.

Thanks again,

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: TN5250.EXE
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 49277f52
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a7a6
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00065a20
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: d353
Additional Information 2: 15972d5dcd0e6cf50b7bd0c86d93fc42
Additional Information 3: 1595
Additional Information 4: e750c84dc5ba5c4ba760297836131b72

Scott Klement wrote:
Hi Brian,

Are you using the current version of TN5250? (The one we released a month or so ago?)

I know I fixed some similar issues in that release.

I know of an outstanding bug in the copy to clipboard (if you select text outside the normal 80x24 or 132x27 screen, it'll try to copy the text, and crash) but I don't know of any outstanding issues with paste...

I'm running XP, and don't currently have access to a Vista box. If updating to the current version doesn't help, can you tell me how to reproduce the problem on XP? (Or something I can try to reproduce the problem?) Without being able to reproduce it, I don't even know how to begin to debug it...

Brian wrote:
Hello all.

I seem to be experiencing some odd issue in TN5250 that happens when I paste data (normal text data) from another windows application (like Outlook) in to a 5250 session. The session ends up crashing and I need to restart it. I can reproduce the scenario over and over when copy/pasting the same data. However, when I type that same text in to the 5250 session, all is well, and if I type it in to the 5250 window and then copy paste it from there, it is OK as well.

My OS is Vista business. I just switched from XP and I do not recall having this issue in XP at all, or if I did, it was not reproducible on demand like this one is in Vista.

My guess is that something is coming along in the buffer in Vista as I am copy/pasting that TN5250 does not like.

Is this a known issue or is there some workaround perhaps?

Thanks much.

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