Microsoft KB Archive/106351

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FIX: "Insufficient Memory" Error When Running Report

ID: Q106351

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, version 2.5


When you run a report several times, the error message "Insufficient Memory" is returned from Windows.


This error occurs because the Report Writer uses resources from the graphical device interface (GDI) pool of the Windows operating environment and does not return these resources back to the GDI pool in Windows.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in FoxPro 2.5 for Windows. This problem was corrected in FoxPro 2.5a for Windows.


Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. From the Help menu in the Program Manager, choose About Program Manager and note the percentage of available system resources.
  2. Create a quick report in FoxPro for Windows using a small database.
  3. Create and run the following program using the report created in step 1: '

          * A simple program to run    *
          * a report form in an event  *
          * loop.                      *
          x = .T.
          DO WHILE x
             REPORT FORM <report name>

    NOTE: When issuing the REPORT FORM command, send the report to the screen (the problem will also occur when you are printing).

  4. After the error message "Insufficient memory" is returned by Windows, choose About Program Manager from the Help menu in the Program Manager and compare the current percentage of available system resources to the previous amount.

Additional query words: FoxWin 2.50 buglist2.50 fixlist2.50a errmsg err msg repeatedly repetitively RWriter

Keywords          : kberrmsg FxtoolRwriter 
Version           : 2.50
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : 

Last Reviewed: August 13, 1999
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