Registrations are now open. Join us today!
There is still a lot of work to do on the wiki yet! More information about editing can be found here.
Already have an account?

Microsoft KB Archive/172256

From BetaArchive Wiki
Knowledge Base


FIX: RISC: CByte Doesn't Fail on Negative Values in Native Exe

Article ID: 172256

Article Last Modified on 2/24/2005



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition



This article was previously published under Q172256

SYMPTOMS

In a native executable, passing a negative value to the CByte function does not generate an error. It should cause an Overflow error.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2.

For additional information on the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, click the article number below to view the 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

This problem does not occur in the IDE or in P-Code executables. This problem does not occur in the Intel version of the product regardless of how the application is compiled. Once the RISC version of Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2 is installed, code such as:

Dim b as Byte b = CByte(-2)
                

correctly results in an Overflow error regardless of how the application is compiled.

Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbvbp500sp2fix kbvs97sp2fix KB172256