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  • Alpha terminates after pressing f8

    I hope someone can help here. About a week ago there was a post from Patti Post requesting a consultant in the Buffalo area.

    I have been trying to help her out over email but have only corrected part of her problem. I would like to continue with this problem but will be out of the contry for a week.
    Please see the attached screen shot this is the error that she gets. The following is an email that she sent to me explaining the problem. I think she is starting to get some pressure from her boss over doing the upgrade to v5 and messing up the application. Any help is appreciated.

    Subject: Re: Need Alpha5 Consultant in Bflo

    > Hi Rick,
    > Thank you for responding. Our particular problem that is critical is the
    f8 toggle button between forms and browse. All of a sudden on Friday it has
    stopped working properly. In a particular form for our archived/closed
    records going back a few years, when you want to browse after querying the
    records it going to the default browse instead of the customised browse that
    it is attached to. I jsut upgraded to v5 last week monday, on Thursday I got
    us using alpha directly out of v5 and then come friday morning the f8 toggle
    for forms and browse is giving us a termination error after bringing up the
    default browse. Go figure. Part of me thinks it is teh upgrade and part of
    me is very boggled. We just need it fixed. WE live in this area of the
    program, amongst others and we cannot figure it out.
    > Any ideas, suggestions or options to choose from?
    > Thanks for your help.
    > Patti

    Thanks again

    Rick T

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    RE: Alpha terminates after pressing f8

    Hi Rick.....

    Typically pressing F8 should not cause an unhandled exception, at least it doesn't for me. I think that you need more information, obviously something is causing this to happen. I think that you would need to look at the files to see if you can find the root of the problem. If you get the files & you cant duplicate the problem on your computer, I would start looking at what version / build that the client is using. If this wasn't a problem before but now it is something has changed, and at best it would be very difficult to figure out without all of the information being made avaliable.

    good luck



    • #3
      RE: Alpha terminates after pressing f8

      I have had this problem, as well, but only with my laptop. On my development machine and on my client's machine it hasn't occured. Has led me to wonder if it is a video driver issue.
      Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
      972 524 8714

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


      • #4
        RE: Alpha terminates after pressing f8

        Okay - I can duplicate the error, FAIRLY consistently, even on my development machine.

        It has to do with how many times I use the F8, like it was a stack overflow problem.
        Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
        972 524 8714

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


        • #5
          RE: Alpha terminates after pressing f8

          as far as i can tell, this particular bug pops up every time one tries to go to the default browse from a form opened as a dialog form. one workaround, until alpha fixes it, is to design a new form that has a browse in it, and then instead of pressing {f8}, the user can press a button to see the browse.


          • #6
            RE: Alpha terminates after pressing f8

            I can definitely verify this:

            with a form, opened normal, using a named browse, where the named browse is the companion browse for the form, toggling repeatedly will irregularly cause a forced termination - unhandled exception.
            Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
            972 524 8714

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