Microsoft KB Archive/173740
Article ID: 173740
Article Last Modified on 10/17/2003
- Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Enterprise Edition
- Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Professional Edition
This article was previously published under Q173740
When you open the OLE-DB documentation contained within Visual C++ 5.0, none of the diagrams are visible. Instead, you see a black square where the diagram should be located.
For example, observe the diagram at the bottom of the help topic located in the following path in the docs:
+ Platform SDK and DDK documentation + OLE DB Programmer's Reference documentation + OLE DB Programmer's Reference + Part One - Introduction to OLE DB + Chapter 2 - Enumerators, Data Sources and Objects + Data Source Objects + Data Source Object states
This error is caused by the OLE-DB 1.1 Specification source files conversion into the format used by Visual C++.
The OLE-DB 1.1 Specification is available through several other mechanisms where the diagrams appear correctly. The first is the file OLEDB11SPEC.HLP that ships with the OLE-DB 1.1 SDK.
The second is a hard copy of the same material available from Microsoft Press:
Microsoft OLE-DB 1.1 Programmer's Reference and Software Development Kit
The help file and the Microsoft Press volume contain the same content as the Visual C++ version, only without the black squares.
Additional query words: Blacked out diagrams
Keywords: kbdocfix kbdocerr kbarttypeinf KB173740