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I'm running VW 9.5.2 on a Pentium 4 PC with Win2000. When I tried to change the fill colour of an object through the attributes palette, VW gave me a runtime error.

I noticed a few other posts with this error, but relating to having 2 or more files open. My error happened with one file open, and more bizarrely, it wasn't happening yesterday with the same drawing AND I had multiple drawings open.

I've restarted now several times but it is still happening in various different files.

I can work around this by setting up a different class.

Is there a fix for this, please.

Thanks

Dave

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THis is a known bug in VW 9.5.0 and later.

If you have more than one file open and you go tot he Attributes palette to change a color, you'll get a c++ run time error.

This was finally addressed in VW 10.1.

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Katie,

Thanks for the reply. One thing though, I only had one file open when the runtime error happened.

Is there a patch available for VW 9.5.x? If not, this is a bit disappointing - it's going to cut my productivity.

Thanks,

Dave

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If you only had one file open and you got the crash, the object it probably corrupted.

That crash should only happen under two circumstances - a corrupted object or if you have two files open.

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Katie,

What do I if it's a corrupted object? Can I copy & paste everything into a new drawing file?

Dave

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It depends.

You can try to cut just that object to a new file and then copy it back into your file.

Or if it's not a complex object - just delete it and redraw it.

In some rare cases, the entire drawing needs to be cut and pasted into a new file.

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