Microsoft KB Archive/172349

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Article ID: 172349

Article Last Modified on 5/2/2001


  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0 for Macintosh

This article was previously published under Q172349


When using the Macintosh PowerPC and creating a new query, under certain conditions, the following error occurs:

Sorry, a system error occurred. "Microsoft Visual FoxPro" error type 11.

You then have to click Restart or press the reset button to regain control of the computer.

The conditions that cause this error are an open form in design mode with the form property sheet set to "Always on Top" at the same time a query is being created using the Query Designer.

Specific steps to create these conditions follow in this document.


Properties sheet pushpin to select Always On Top.


Select the pushpin on the form properties sheet so that it is not selected prior to creating the new query.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

NOTE: Save and Close any other application or document prior to following these steps.

  1. Open an existing form such as the Category.scx, which is located in the FoxPro folder \Samples\Mainsamp\Forms.
  2. Hold the Control key while clicking on the form and select Properties.
  3. On the Properties sheet select the pushpin button such that "Always On Top" is selected.
  4. From the File menu, select New.
  5. Select File Type Query and select New File.
  6. On the Add Table or View dialog box, select Other.
  7. Open an existing table such as the Orders.dbf located in the FoxPro folder named Samples\Mainsamp\Data.
  8. In the Query Designer, select the tab named Fields.
  9. Notice that the list of Available Fields is empty. This is necessary in order to reproduce the problem. If the list of Available Fields is not empty then the problem does not occur.
  10. Selecting the Functions/Expressions drop-down while the list of Available Fields is empty generates the type 11 error message.

NOTE: At times, selection of all fields (*) from the data environment area of the Query Designer also causes the error.

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