FIX: Your Application Loses Focus If You Cancel the Properties Dialog of the ADO Data Control

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If you click Cancel in the Data Link Properties dialog box when you use the ADO Data Control (Msadodc.ocx), your application loses focus.
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 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-------------------------------------------------------29-Apr-2002  20:24   113,936   Msadodc.ocx   				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Steps to Reproduce the Behavior

  1. Start the ActiveX Control Container Test application.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Insert New Control.
  3. Select Microsoft ADO Data Control 6.0, and then click OK.
  4. On the Edit menu, click Properties.
  5. Click Use Connection String on the General tab, and then click Build. The Data Link Properties dialog box opens.
  6. In the Data Link Properties dialog box, click Cancel.

Article ID: 322601 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 18:42:17 - Revision: 3.2

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

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