Microsoft KB Archive/171533
Article ID: 171533
Article Last Modified on 12/10/2003
- 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 Q171533
When compiling an ActiveX EXE with Binary Compatibility, the following error may occur:
Ambiguous names between an Enum and a Procedure are not handled properly by the code that binds the Binary Compatible executable to the original. An infinite loop causes the stack fault.
Install Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2 (SP2). Alternately, ensure that no Procedure shares a common name with an Enum to help avoid this error.
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
Steps to Reproduce Behavior
- Start a new ActiveX EXE project.
- Change the Instancing property of Class1 to 4-GlobalSingleUse.
In Class1, paste the following code:
Public Enum Test Red End Enum Public Sub Test() End Sub
- Select File...Make Project1.exe, and press OK to compile.
- Select Project...Project1 Properties, and choose the Component tab.
- Set Binary Compatibility with Project1.exe.
- Choose File...Make Project1.exe, change the name to Project2.exe, and press OK to compile. This results in a stack fault in Kernel32.DLL.
The above scenario should result in an ambiguity error.
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