Solved

Richtx32 Strange behaviour

Posted on 2011-03-17
4
218 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a rich textbox that I type into
Richtx32.ocx ver 6.1.98.16 - VB6 SP6
I only want the ASCII text string in the result so I set a string to the "text" property
MyString = RichTextBox1.Text
The problem is that MyString sometimes returns as an RTF formatted string.
The other problem is that is never happens locally - only to clients who are hundreds of miles away.
Any suggestions would be welcome as I have no idea where to start!
0
Comment
Question by:richardbc
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:BrianVSoft
ID: 35163816
We have been using RTF boxes extensively for 10 years or more at up to 100 sites without ever seeing a problem like that.. Our Apps are continually extracting and manipulating  the .Text string.
Is it happening at more than one site? Maybe a virus?
Try sending them a fresh install cab with instructions to say yes to "replace this ocx?"
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
richardbc earned 0 total points
ID: 35185254
Well it is happening and I have fixed it by filtering the RTF string!
Saying that you do not have the problem is no help when I do have it.
Tried the reinstall - no difference.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:BrianVSoft
ID: 35185369
I was trying to be helpful. The first question you need answered with weird microsoft bugs is "Is anyone else having this problem?" It is an important piece of diagnostics  to hear from someone who has used the object in question for many years and has not had that problem. That information is not useless!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:richardbc
ID: 35252846
No solution to the problem - saying it does not happen for them does not solve the problem
0

Featured Post

Free Trending Threat Insights Every Day

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

A short article about a problem I had getting the GPS LocationListener working.
If you’re thinking to yourself “That description sounds a lot like two people doing the work that one could accomplish,” you’re not alone.
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Viewers will learn how to properly install Eclipse with the necessary JDK, and will take a look at an introductory Java program. Download Eclipse installation zip file: Extract files from zip file: Download and install JDK 8: Open Eclipse and …

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now