FIX: The Visual Basic Upgrade Wizard quits unexpectedly

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to upgrade a Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 project to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, the Visual Basic Upgrade Wizard may quit unexpectedly if the project contains some third-party ActiveX controls. These controls may be embedded in a Microsoft Windows Form, or they may be part of any custom user controls that you have used on the form.

This behavior has occurred when the form contained Infragistics ProtocoView controls.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs because a bug exists in the Visual Basic Upgrade Wizard program file Vbu.exe that is included with Visual Studio .NET 2003.

RESOLUTION

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio .NET 2003 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English 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   Version     Size       File name
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   27-Oct-2003  13:35  7.1.2263.3  1,007,671  Vbsld.dll

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about the terminology that is used to describe Microsoft product updates, 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
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 833387 - Last Review: October 25, 2005 - Revision: 1.6
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic Edition
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