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How to debug or understand an access violation error?

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Any idea of how actually to debug or understand an access violation error?  If I got an access violation such as "Access violation at address 004396CB in module 'IVY.exe' at address 3A20708E. Please guide !
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When you see access violation thingy, go back to Delphi IDE (without terminating your app), click on the Search menu, and choose Find Error.

Enter the address with the error, and Delphi will attempt to locate the line number for you.

You should also check out Madshi's nice components at www.madshi.net, it has a nice exception handler package (madExcept)... 'nuff said :)
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by:inthe
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>>Enter the address with the error

& dont forget to add a $ in front of address ;-)
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by:Madshi
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Hi guys!

Thanx, DragonSlayer!   :-)

BTW, in a day or two there will be madExcept 2.0 with lots of new features...

Regards, Madshi.
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jclDebug is also excellent for this type of problems, and provides stack dumping (=>> call list before the "crash"), etc.

www.delphi-jedi.org if i remember
it's freeware
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