FIX: The release build of a Visual C++ .NET 2003 application does not initialize arrays as they were defined

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In a Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003 application, if a structure of arrays is initialized with values, the release build version of that application appears as if only the first element of that array was initialized. The other elements of the array appear as blank.
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 Microsoft Visual C++ .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: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   ------------------------------------------------------   18-May-2004  12:03  13.10.4139.0  1,867,776  C2.dll   18-May-2004  11:43  13.10.4139.0     86,016  Cl.exe
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Article ID: 841772 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 10:25:35 - Revision: 2.1

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