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PRB: "Error Creating OLE Object" with Paintbrush & Windows 3.0

Article ID: 102703

Article Last Modified on 10/15/2003


  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5b
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5a

This article was previously published under Q102703


Appending Paintbrush objects in Microsoft Windows version 3.0 to a FoxPro for Windows general field will cause the following error message:

Error creating OLE object

For example, APPEND GENERAL <FLDNAME> FROM \<path>\<file>.bmp will cause this error to occur.


This error occurs because Paintbrush is not an OLE server in Windows 3.0. An appropriate OLE server is required to embed or link files of a specific type in general fields.

Additional query words: FoxWin 2.50 APPEND GENERAL OLE PAINTBRUSH WIN30 object linking and embedding

Keywords: kberrmsg KB102703