• Subject: Re: RTFM (was: CPYF behavior)
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 07:50:03 -0800
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

Actually, Bob, this is a very, very common error, and if memory
serves me right, it is COMDLG32.DLL (Common Dialog 32 bit)
that is causing the problem.

In their infinite wisdom, Microsoft decided to change COMDLG32.DLL
from what it was in 4.0.  They packaged this new DLL in compilers and
IE 5.0, and stuck it on their web site as an upgrade.

Since COMDLG32.DLL is a "standard" DLL that all machines should
have, Install Shield doesn't include it in the install (from my experience
anyway).  What is just so irritating, though, is that when this library is
out of sync with the program, the program bombs with a hard error,
I seem to recall it's Page Fault error?  It seems there is no checking to
make sure the library the program is calling is the right version, and the
program will try to run something with a pointer leading into the library
where it shouldn't..

Which brings up a good point, what will happen on the AS/400 in this
scenario?  If I have a service program that I change, I don't' have to
recompile my programs, right?  So in the AS/400 somewhat immune
to this type of problem?

Regards,

Jim Langston

Bob Crothers wrote:

> Perhaps the step you missed was to TEST those 5 programs?  On a machine
> other than the development system?
>
> The "generic" stuff your programs did was internet stuff if it was MSIE v5
> that was required.  That, or you did not check other dependencies such as
> CommDlg32.dll (common dialogs), mfc42.dll, msvcrt.dll,  and since you are
> probably using VB, a whole slew of OCX's.

<SNIP>

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