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Microsoft KB Archive/92379

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Environment Does Not See Repeat Characters in Superkey Macros

Article ID: 92379

Article Last Modified on 8/16/2005


  • Microsoft Visual Basic for MS-DOS
  • Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System 7.0
  • Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System 7.1

This article was previously published under Q92379


If you use Borland Superkey to create a macro that contains repeat characters (for example, abbbc), the Basic editing environment will collapse the repeat characters into a single character (abc).

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Basic products that use the multiline edit manager (listed above). We are researching this problem and will post new information here as it becomes available.


The multiline edit manager in the environment collapses multiple adjacent keystrokes into a single keystroke message with a repeat count. However, the edit manager does not recognize the repeat count and assumes all characters have a repeat count of 1.

This problem does not occur in the following products:

  • Microsoft QuickBasic for MS-DOS, version 4.5
  • Microsoft Programmer's Work Bench (PWB)
  • Microsoft CodeView, version 3.100.005

(These products do not use the multiline editor.)

Additional query words: VBmsdos 1.00 7.00 7.10 4.50

Keywords: KB92379