Number of UI and GDI objects increases when an application displays new animated controls in an Aero theme in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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Symptoms

Assume that you are using an Aero theme on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. When you run an application that continuously displays new animated controls, the number of UI objects and Graphics Device Interface (GDI) objects increases continuously. Additionally, the application does not run as expected. For example, the application crashes.

Notes 
  • The maximum number of user objects for each application is 10000, and the maximum number of GDI objects for each application is 10000. When the number of objects exceeds these limits, the application does not run correctly.
  • The objects are released 35 seconds or more after the application stops displaying new animated controls.

Cause

This issue occurs because new buffers are created when animated controls are displayed on a computer that uses an Aero theme. The buffers are released by a cleanup routine every 35 seconds. However, if an application continuously displays new animated controls, the issue that is described in the "Symptoms" section occurs.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 0.21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
    6.1.760 1.21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Uxtheme.dll6.1.7600.21225249,85602-Jun-201204:46
Uxtheme.dll6.1.7601.22010249,85602-Jun-201204:55
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Uxtheme.dll6.1.7600.21225332,28802-Jun-201205:38x64
Uxtheme.dll6.1.7601.22010332,28804-Jun-201207:54x64
Uxtheme.dll6.1.7600.21225245,76002-Jun-201204:39x86
Uxtheme.dll6.1.7601.22010245,76002-Jun-201204:50x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Uxtheme.dll6.1.7600.21225664,57602-Jun-201204:26IA-64
Uxtheme.dll6.1.7601.22010664,57602-Jun-201204:21IA-64
Uxtheme.dll6.1.7600.21225245,76002-Jun-201204:39x86
Uxtheme.dll6.1.7601.22010245,76002-Jun-201204:50x86

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameX86_0f325e115b0168be667d1e75d2139b05_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21225_none_b1914768b09804b0.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size695
Date (UTC)04-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)10:02
File nameX86_5edec244c528d71725a331e23bba1c10_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22010_none_187810b2f3ec34e3.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size695
Date (UTC)04-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)10:02
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-uxtheme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21225_none_a68552b680d047fa.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,642
Date (UTC)02-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)05:15
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-uxtheme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22010_none_a8717e367df31942.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,642
Date (UTC)02-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)05:30
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_5f7abe1a85b1e087b6374372546a5f9f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21225_none_3cc6a9b6ee2fe73d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size699
Date (UTC)04-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)10:02
File nameAmd64_6b85c4eca599510ea3d988c6381a6679_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22010_none_3a49760f9732009d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size699
Date (UTC)04-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)10:02
File nameAmd64_74f71c6d40c3cfb639169670baac1fcf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21225_none_23b3dfc0e4af37a0.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,040
Date (UTC)04-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)10:02
File nameAmd64_b88855069849f4127002a19b51adbad0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22010_none_09d666b14a5a8036.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,040
Date (UTC)04-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)10:02
File nameAmd64_cb2f5e09f0a2fac26d247a3924ed8335_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22010_none_051e7fe37214b4a2.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size699
Date (UTC)04-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)10:02
File nameAmd64_f2fb7ca92dc5d1a97e20a9d8c43811b3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21225_none_468415ba4cf89649.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size699
Date (UTC)04-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)10:02
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-uxtheme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21225_none_02a3ee3a392db930.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,646
Date (UTC)02-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)06:14
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-uxtheme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22010_none_049019ba36508a78.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,646
Date (UTC)04-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)08:27
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-uxtheme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21225_none_0cf8988c6d8e7b2b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,652
Date (UTC)02-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)05:07
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-uxtheme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22010_none_0ee4c40c6ab14c73.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,652
Date (UTC)02-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)05:10
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_240b878c273349798c01d73c02774f2e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21225_none_f702f0e2887cd951.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,038
Date (UTC)04-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)10:02
File nameIa64_82c508e05bb9b7aaf500f4995630ba9d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22010_none_cb3724c5dbb3a66a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,038
Date (UTC)04-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)10:02
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-uxtheme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21225_none_a686f6ac80ce50f6.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,644
Date (UTC)02-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)06:06
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-uxtheme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22010_none_a873222c7df1223e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,644
Date (UTC)02-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)06:22
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-uxtheme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21225_none_0cf8988c6d8e7b2b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,652
Date (UTC)02-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)05:07
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-uxtheme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22010_none_0ee4c40c6ab14c73.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size3,652
Date (UTC)02-Jun-2012
Time (UTC)05:10

Properties

Article ID: 2719248 - Last Review: September 6, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
Keywords: 
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