Error message when you perform a copy-and-paste operation or a drag-and-drop operation on a Windows XP SP2-based computer: "ApplicationName has encountered a problem and needs to close"

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SYMPTOMS

On a Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computer, you run an application that uses the Microsoft Rich Edit 2.0 component. When you perform a copy-and-paste operation or a drag-and-drop operation in the rich edit control of the application, the application may stop unexpectedly. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:
ApplicationName has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
This problem occurs if the application uses the PFM_BORDER parameter and the wBorderSpace parameter in the PARAFORMAT2 structure.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Rich Text Format (RTF) writer and the RTF reader do not check borders in Windows XP SP2. Therefore, when you perform a copy-and-paste operation or a drag-and-drop operation in the rich edit control, an access violation occurs. This access violation causes the application to stop unexpectedly.

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 this specific problem. 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 Web site:
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 the hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.
Windows XP with SP2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Msftedit.dll5.41.15.1515539,13616-Aug-200716:35x86SP2
Riched20.dll5.30.23.1229433,66416-Aug-200716:35x86SP2

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 rich edit controls, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms651298.aspx
For more information about Rich Edit 4.1, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms651760.aspx#_win32_Rich_Edit_Version_4.1
For more information about the PARAFORMAT2 structure, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms651894.aspx
For more information, 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

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Article ID: 941077 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
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