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Microsoft KB Archive/35358

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FIX: Mac QuickBasic "Line Too Long" Pasting on Breakpoint Line

Article ID: 35358

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006

This article was previously published under Q35358


In the List window, a "Line Too Long" error can occur after you paste one or more complete lines onto the end of a line that has a breakpoint (stop sign) set. If you attempt to paste two or more lines, only the first line is successfully pasted. To avoid the problem, turn off the breakpoint (with COMMAND+B) before pasting onto a line.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in Microsoft QuickBasic version 1.00 for the Macintosh . This problem is corrected in QuickBasic version 1.00b for Macintosh .


You can add or remove a breakpoint by positioning the insertion point on a line and pressing COMMAND+B.

To duplicate the problem, perform the following steps in Macintosh QuickBasic version 1.00:

  1. Run QuickBasic (b) or (d) and load in any program.
  2. Highlight at least one entire line (so that the inverse video box extends to the farthest right area of the List window).
  3. Choose either Cut or Copy from the Edit menu.
  4. Click any line where you want to place a breakpoint (a stop sign).
  5. Press COMMAND+B to set a breakpoint (stop sign) on the current line.
  6. Click the end of the breakpoint line.
  7. Select Paste from the Edit menu (or press COMMAND+V).
  8. A "Line Too Long" error now occurs, and only the first line in the clipboard will have been pasted onto the breakpoint line. (Note that the stop sign correctly disappears as a result of adding to the line.)

Additional query words: MQuickB

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