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Intermittent Crash on Startup of app with custom ActiveX control

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We are developing a complex ActiveX control and for the most part all is
well. We test this in many environments and one thing we have noticed is that
ALL of our C# apps (using .NET 2003) have an intermittent problem. We've seen
this in debug and release but have never been able to narrow down the issue.

In summary, on startup the app will crash with a System.IO.FileLoadException
when attempting to initialize. In debugging it, it seems to happen on the
generated call to EndInit() for our particular ActiveX control.

In researching on the web there have been various similar issues reported
with few resolutions that related specifically to this scenario. Know that we
get this almost daily, but not consistently.

In further investigation today, I compiled this with .NET 2005 and cannot
seem to get the error. That's a fine resolution for those using this compiler
but not for anyone who has yet to upgrade.

I can generate this exact issue anytime I unregister the control. However,
we see it often in our C# apps even with valid registration and with other
apps successfully using it on the same machine.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

Brad Eck
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Jan 31 '07 #1
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