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Microsoft KB Archive/171510

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Article ID: 171510

Article Last Modified on 7/14/2004



APPLIES TO

  • 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
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 Enterprise Edition



This article was previously published under Q171510

SYMPTOMS

When using the RichTextBox control (richtx32.ocx), setting the Font property will cause the following message to be displayed:

Run-time error '438':
Object doesn't support this property or method


This behavior occurs when a RichTextBox is placed on a form using the RichTextBox Control (RICHTX32.OCX) that comes with Visual Basic 4.0 and subsequently executed after the RICHTX32.OCX file has been upgraded to the one that shipped with Visual Basic 5.0.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2.

For more information on the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

170365 : INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why



For a list of the Visual Basic 5.0 bugs that were fixed in the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

171554 : INFO: Visual Basic 5.0 Fixes in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2


MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. On a Visual Basic 4.0 development machine, create a new project.
  2. Insert a RichTextBox control onto the default form.
  3. In the Form's code window add the following code:

          Private Sub Form_Load()
             RichTextBox1.Font="fixedsys"
          End Sub
    
                            
  4. Compile the project into an EXE.
  5. Take this EXE to a machine that has Visual Basic 5.0 and run the application.



Additional query words: kbDSupport

Keywords: kberrmsg kbbug kbfix kbvbp500sp2fix kbvs97sp2fix KB171510