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FIX: Text Object Truncated or Changed After Transporting

ID: Q106705

2.50 MS-DOS kbprg kbfixlist kbbuglist

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for MS-DOS, version 2.5


After you have transported a screen from FoxPro for Windows to FoxPro for MS-DOS, strings in text objects may become truncated, or random characters may appear while you are editing a string.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in FoxPro 2.5 for MS-DOS. This problem was corrected in FoxPro 2.5a for MS-DOS.


Steps to Reproduce Problem

 1. Start FoxPro for Windows.

 2. Use the Screen Builder to create a new screen (no database is

 3. Select the Text tool, then click in the Screen Design window to
    position the text object. Type the following in the text object:

       This is some text

 4. Save the screen as TEST.SCX (assuming you do not already have a
    file with the same name). Choose the No button when asked if you
    want to save environment information. Quit FoxPro for Windows.

 5. Start FoxPro for MS-DOS, then open TEST.SCX.

 6. The Transporter dialog box appears. Choose the Transport & Open

 7. Save TEST.SCX and quit FoxPro for MS-DOS.

 8. Start FoxPro for Windows, then open TEST.SCX.

 9. Choose the Text tool, then click between the words "some" and
    "text" in the text object you previously created. Type "more"
    (without the quotation marks). The text object should now look
    like the following:

       This is some more text

10. Save the changes to TEST.SCX and quit FoxPro for Windows. 11. Start FoxPro for MS-DOS, then open TEST.SCX.

12. From the Transporter dialog box, choose the Transport & Open

    button. From the next Transporter dialog box, choose the OK

    Note that the text object has been truncated. The text object
    should look similar to the following:

       This is some more

13. Click the text object, and then press the SPACEBAR. Modify the text

    object. Random characters may appear in the text.

Additional reference words: FoxDos 2.50 buglist2.50 fixlist2.50a screen generator genscrn transprt.prg KBCategory: kbprg kbfixlist kbbuglist KBSubcategory: Solution Type : kbfix

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