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  • Error Messages?

    Hi Board:

    Have a question for you experts out there in Alpha Five land! I think that my question may have something to do with "WINDOWS ME"! I never had these messages with Win 95 or Win 98! I have been getting the following ERROR MESSAGES when in design mode of different applications "A5 caused an error in A2ENGINE.DLL, A5 will close" and also "MFC40.DLL" A5 will close error message!

  • #2
    RE: Error Messages?

    Sometimes you will get these error messages if you don't open or close a form correctly.
    I wasm getting this the other day. I was opening a form without checking to see if it was already open.
    Charlie crimmel


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      RE: Error Messages?


      I am also getting the same messages more often. Occurs more since I added the Run_Time version.

      I haven't associated it with anything else yet.



      • #4
        RE: Error Messages?

        Hi, Bob:

        I get these messages once in a while, too. Mine have almost always been caused by something I had done that A5 found hard to swallow.

        I can't think of an exact example, but last week, I was creating a form and had a few lockups. The form had several calculated fields, several conditional objects, and a few hotspots. The more complex the form became, the more critical it was that everything was exact.

        Programming is, and always will be, an exact science.

        Well, anyway, IF (and I say IF), this is your problem, I'm always able to back track what I was doing and isolate the "error". Once I correct my "mistake", the lockups disappear.

        Try to keep a mental note of what you were doing when it locked up. Try repeating those steps to see if it does it again. If so, it's probably something you can fix. If in a form, persay, SAVE THE ORIGINAL, then try deleting various objects, calculated fields, etc. and see if the problem can be isolated. ALWAYS work on a test form, not the original!

        It might be my imagination, but it seems like sometimes just doing a datbase compact will help, also.

        I've also managed to lock up myself when creating/testing scripts! Once again - when I correct my ways, the problem goes away.

        As you already know, I'm not running Me, so I can't comment there.

        Hope this helps, I know how frustrating it can be, as I've experienced this problem myself. (Not like the font thing!) Truthfully, though, I can't blame Alpha.

        Oh, I just thought of an example! I was scripting a form event, and left a line of code in an embedded browse event that didn't need to be there. The result was that every time I clicked on an embedded browse and later, clicked outside the browse, I'd get knocked out of Alpha. It took a few cycles before I figured it out!



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          RE: Error Messages?

          I don't think it's ME that is causing the errors. I use ME (OEM, not upgrade) and haven't encountered them.

          Bill Hanigsberg