You receive a "Microsoft Visio C++ Runtime Error" error message when you move a Dynamic connector to a different connection point

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When you move a Dynamic connector shape to a different connection point on a shape in your cross-functional flowchart, you may receive an error message similar to one of the following:
Microsoft Visio C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: Drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Visio10\Visio.exe

abnormal program termination
The instruction at "0x30b26b70" referenced memory at "0x1a5a01b4". The memory could not be "read".

Click on OK to terminate the program.
When you click OK, Visio stops responding (hangs).

Additionally, when you start Task Manager (press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then click Task Manager), and then click the Processes tab, the Visio.exe process may consume up to 100 percent of CPU resources.


This problem may occur if all the following conditions are true:
  • You connect flowchart shapes that are located in bands in your flowchart with a Dynamic connector shape.
  • The Dynamic connector shape is grouped with one or more flowchart shapes.
In this situation, Visio incorrectly process the operation when you move an endpoint of the Dynamic connector shape to a different connection point (blue "X") on a flowchart shape.


Service pack information

This problem is corrected in Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2.

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Visio 2002. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
867749 How to obtain the latest Visio 2002 service pack

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 this specific problem.

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, submit a request to 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 Web site:
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.

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Size    File name
27-Apr-2003  10:09  194,560  Visio2002-kb818794-eng.msp

After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this fix will have the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table:
Date         Time   Version      Size       File name
24-Apr-2003  11:44  10.0.4024.4       586,240  Cross functional.dll
Note Because of file dependencies, this update requires Visio 2002 SR-1.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This problem was first corrected in Visio 2002 Service Pack 2.


For more information about how to create cross-functional flowcharts in Visio 2002, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


Article ID: 818794 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.9
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 Professional SR-1
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 Standard SR-1
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