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Microsoft KB Archive/171533

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Article ID: 171533

Article Last Modified on 12/10/2003



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



This article was previously published under Q171533

SYMPTOMS

When compiling an ActiveX EXE with Binary Compatibility, the following error may occur:

"VB5 caused a stack fault in KERNEL32.DLL at 0137:bff7d01c"

CAUSE

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.

RESOLUTION

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.

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. Start a new ActiveX EXE project.
  2. Change the Instancing property of Class1 to 4-GlobalSingleUse.
  3. In Class1, paste the following code:

          Public Enum Test
             Red
          End Enum
    
          Public Sub Test()
    
          End Sub
    
                            
  4. Select File...Make Project1.exe, and press OK to compile.
  5. Select Project...Project1 Properties, and choose the Component tab.
  6. Set Binary Compatibility with Project1.exe.
  7. 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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