Windows Vista Application freezes (deadlock) when opening SaveDialog

Discussion in 'Programming and Scripting' started by RobertW, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. RobertW

    RobertW New Member

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    I discovered a serious problem with "GetSaveFileName" on Windows Vista:
    In certain situation the Save-Dialog does not come up and the Application freezes (forever).
    This means that the user can not save his data. This is not acceptable!!
    Below there is a link where you can download a small demo application
    which generates the bug (see readme.txt).
    File-Upload.net - VistaFreeze.zip
    Does anyone already seen his Application freeze while trying to open the save-dialog?

    I thought i could send my bugreport to microsoft but this seems to be impossible.
    Does somebody know any email-address or something where i can send bugreports
    to microsoft??

    PLEASE HELP: LOOSING DATA AFTER HOURS OF WORK MAKES PEOPLE VERY ANGRY :mad:
     
  2. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    Hi Robert! You can try contacting the "Microsoft Feedback Site" http://connect.microsoft.com/feedback/Search.aspx?SiteID=210 (One of the things Microsft asks you to do is to check the existing bug reports to see if someone has already reported the one you've found.) After it's found, the only other thing you can do is vote on how serious you think it is...
     
  3. RobertW

    RobertW New Member

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    microsoft connect is a "data mining site".
    You have to "register" before you can post anything there.
    And they are asking too many questions. Things that are
    definitely not necessary to fix a bug in windows.
    I don't want my name etc in any database of "these" guys.
    (But thanks to you anyway) :cool:
     
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    Celestra Former Moderator

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    There's a reason for it.....http://blogs.technet.com/blogms/pages/microsoft-connect-get-involved-early.aspx (They do accept bugs report here.)
     
  5. RobertW

    RobertW New Member

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    SaveDialog Freeze

    I noticed that some people have downloaded the freeze-sample application.
    Please feel free to tell us about your experiences.
    Did you make it freeze? ;)
     

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