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What to do with a hanging debugger

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  • What to do with a hanging debugger

    Hi Guys
    My A5v12 debugger suddenly stopped working.
    When starting to trace the code, it freezes.
    When debugging the same code with A5V11, everything works fine.
    I have un-installed and re-installed Anywhere with the same results.

    Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
    Peter G

  • #2
    Re: What to do with a hanging debugger

    Does it lock up on ALL code, or just this specific code?

    If it's just this specific code, could you post it here so we can take a look?

    You could also try commenting out all the code except a few lines, then keep uncommenting lines until it freezes again.


    • #3
      Re: What to do with a hanging debugger

      It locks up on any code. and when testing it in A5V11 debugger, it traces and all the rest. No problem at all.

      Peter G


      • #4
        Re: What to do with a hanging debugger

        If you are testing the same code in V11 and V12, does that mean it's the same application? So this app was upgraded from V11 to V12.

        Do you have any other apps - and do they lock up the same way?

        Do you have an app that was never in V11 at all? (Maybe create a new app in V12 and try the debugger in there?)

        Also, what version of Windows are you running?


        • #5
          Re: What to do with a hanging debugger

          The code is exactly the same and it is the same app. A bunch of coding was done on this app after migrating to A5V12 debugging included. It just started hanging all of a sudden.


          • #6
            Re: What to do with a hanging debugger

            Maybe Create a video of the problem and send it to Alpha support?


            • #7
              Re: What to do with a hanging debugger

              try it on something really simple - and see if it hangs there; if so, send to Alpha support.
              The odds are a trillion-to-one that it is a setting on your computer; otherwise, many many many users would be complaining.
              Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
              972 524 8714
              [email protected]

              "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw


              • #8
                Re: What to do with a hanging debugger

                This is tracing with no problem in A5V11:
                It runs in A5V10 but debugging it makes everything hang and the only way out of it is to kill the process
                dim SHARED vName as C
                vName = "Joe"
                ui_msg_box("Name is", vName)
                I have uninstalled and re-install A5V12 with the same results.

                Peter G


                • #9
                  Re: What to do with a hanging debugger

                  Where does it hang, exactly?

                  Does it hang immediately after the debug(1) or does it hang on the ui_msg_box?

                  If you remove ui_msg_box, does it still hang?

                  WHERE is this code: in an ajax callback function? In the oninitialize event?


                  • #10
                    Re: What to do with a hanging debugger

                    go to the contropanel
                    create a new script, using xbasic
                    name it test
                    put this code inside the script


                    save it and run it
                    if it hangs, then you have a problem - most likely a windows setting
                    Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
                    972 524 8714
                    [email protected]

                    "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw


                    • #11
                      Re: What to do with a hanging debugger

                      Hi Martin
                      It hangs from the word go. See attached image Debugger Error.gif
                      I tend to agree with you. It looks like it might have something to do with the installation.
                      But where does one start looking. When I uninstalled A5V12 , I made sure that there is nothing left in the registry after the un-install.


                      • #12
                        Re: What to do with a hanging debugger

                        run a reg cleaner
                        then be sure that your virus program excludes the folder containing the app as well as alpha5.exe in its location

                        not sure - just throwing some stuff on the wall
                        Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
                        972 524 8714
                        [email protected]

                        "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw


                        • #13
                          Re: What to do with a hanging debugger

                          I would also try it from a completely clean boot.

                          Do not have anything else running - even turn off your A/V temporarily.

                          Unload Skype and any other messaging or video recording program.

                          If it works that way you can start reloading things until it breaks.

                          You never did mention - what version of Windows are you running this on? What are your system specs?