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Hi there!

I am student at a technical colleage in Switzerland. Together with my
classmate I am working on a mini project. We are programming a Win95
software to transfer files via serial link to another pc. The whole
thing is programed in Delphi 2.

At the moment we are programming a Explorer like user-interface. But
when doing a sertain actions the program breaks down. The error can be
reproduced by pressing 2 times the F5-Key. This key should update the
TreeView object. The first time it works without any problems. But the
second time some pointers point into the desert. We have been debugging
the program for a week now but we cannot make out the error.

I know that nobody likes dubugging errors in foreign software but we
would appreciate it very much if someone could have a short look at
the encolsed program.

You can find the source code on http://www.twi.ch/~e4monsch/speedlnk.zip

Thank you very much for your help.

Ian

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In TSLink.TreeLocalDelete you release the ShellFolder if assigned. Desktop, the ShellFolder of node 0, is released here on the first refresh. Good luck keeps the actual shell object in memory for a while, but eventually the data pointed to by Desktop is overwritten by some other data. Then, you get an exception in TSLink.EnumFolder when calling ShellFolder.EnumObjects using the released Desktop (= ShellFolder of node 0)

Fix by one of three possibilities:

1) Do not release the ShellFolder of node 0 in TSLink.TreeLocalDeelete

2) Use an Desktop.AddRef in ResetAll before using it for node 0

3) Recreate the Desktop in ResetAll before using it for node 0


Regards,

Erik.
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We'll check it. Probably you're right. My classmate has
reimplemented the whole thing. Now the error doesn't appear
any more. He said that he is keeping the Desktop and doesn't
remove it anymore.

Thank you for your help
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