Microsoft KB Archive/171209

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Article ID: 171209

Article Last Modified on 5/13/2003


  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition

This article was previously published under Q171209


When working in the Microsoft Visual Basic IDE, you may receive one of the following messages:

In Visual Basic 5.0:

"Application Error:
The instruction at "0x0f019262" references memory at "0x00000000".
The memory could not be "read."

In Visual Basic 6.0:

The instruction at "0x0f039a7d" referenced memory at "0x00835006". The memory could not be "read".

This occurs when testing applications in the Visual Basic IDE that pass menus to custom ActiveX controls.


The error does not occur once the container application is compiled.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this bug and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. In a new ActiveX Control project, add the following code to the control:

          Option Explicit
          Dim oMnu As Object
          Private Sub UserControl_MouseDown _
              (Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
              Select Case Button
              Case vbRightButton
                  If Not oMnu Is Nothing Then
                      PopupMenu oMnu
                  End If
              End Select
          End Sub
          Public Sub newMenu(mnu As Object)
              Set oMnu = mnu
          End Sub
  2. Name the control "PopupMenuCtl."
  3. Name the control project by clicking Project Properties from the Project menu. Set the Project Name field to "TestControl" (without the quotes).
  4. Save the project and compile the control.
  5. In a new Standard EXE project, add the control to the project by clicking Component from the Project menu and turn on the option for the new control called "TestControl."
  6. In Form1, draw an instance of TestControl.
  7. Add a menu to the form by displaying the form and selecting Menu Editor from the Tools menu. Add the following menus:

       Indent       Caption         Name
       none         "&File"         "FileMenu"
       1            "&Test"         "FileMenuTest"
  8. Add the following code to Form1:

          Option Explicit
          Private Sub Form_Load()
             PopupMenuCtl1.newMenu FileMenu
          End Sub
  9. In the Visual Basic IDE, press the F5 key to bring up Form1.
  10. Right-click in the area occupied by the ActiveX control.

Additional query words: KBCONTROL KBCTRLCREATE kbIDE kbVBp kbdsd kbDSupport kbVBp500bug kbVBp600bug

Keywords: kbbug KB171209