Microsoft KB Archive/171486

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Article ID: 171486

Article Last Modified on 11/18/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition



This article was previously published under Q171486

SYMPTOMS

When moving the cursor over the Toolbox, an Access Violation may occur.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2.

For more information on the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

170365 INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why


For a list of the Visual Basic 5.0 bugs that were fixed in the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

171554 INFO: Visual Basic 5.0 Fixes in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2


MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Start a new Standard EXE project.
  2. Under Project | Components, add all of the intrinsic controls and all other Microsoft controls to the project.
  3. Whether you add controls to the form by double-clicking them or by clicking them and drawing them on the form, the bug will occur because it depends upon clicking a control on the Toolbar.
  4. An Application Error or an Access Violation similar to the following is likely to occur within a few minutes of continually adding controls:

    "The instruction at <some address> referenced memory at <some address>. The memory could not be read."


Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbvbp500sp2fix kbvs97sp2fix KB171486