Deadlock May Occur When You Use Printer Object in a Multithreaded Application

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When you use the Printer object in Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 in a multithreaded application [for example, in Microsoft COM+ (Dllhost.exe) or in Microsoft Internet Information Services (Inetinfo.exe)], a deadlock may occur.
A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site: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 typical 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 fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time    Version     Size     File name      Platform   ----------------------------------------------------------------   7-May-2002  12:38   1.32 MB  Msvbvm60.dll   x86				
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Article ID: 321055 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:12:45 - Revision: 2.2

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Professional Edition

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