Microsoft KB Archive/171557
Article ID: 171557
Article Last Modified on 10/11/2006
- 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 Q171557
Compiling a project in Visual Basic 5.0 or compiling a project in Visual Basic 5.0 converted from Visual Basic 4.0, may cause an error similar to the following:
Clicking OK terminates Visual Basic 5.0.
Doing Put/Get on large records that contain records, VBA fails when writing out the GetPut descriptor.
A common trait of the UDTs that cause the error is that these UDTs often contain arrays of other UDTs. For example:
Type MyType x as integer y as integer End Type Type MyType2 a as string b(6) as Mytype End Type
Other UDTs suspected of causing the error contained 15 or more elements.
The only sure workaround is to use smaller records.
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
The UDT must be very large to cause this problem. However, it is not strictly size but the types of the members as well. The exact record size limit is unknown.
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