FIX: A Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) program that was created in Visual Studio .NET 2003 unexpectedly quits when you try to close it

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When you try to close a Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) program that was created in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, the program may unexpectedly quit (crash). This behavior may occur when the following conditions are true:
  • The program is written in Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003.
  • The program uses the CToolBar class.
When you examine the call stack information, you notice that the program unexpectedly quits when the CFrameWnd::DestroyDockBars method is executed.
This problem occurs because the MFC program tries to delete child controlbar objects two times. The MFC program maintains an internal list of all dockbar objects in the program. When the DestroyDockBars method is called, the method deletes all the dockbar objects in the program and also deletes the child controlbar objects. Then, the program tries to explicitly delete the child controlbar objects again.
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: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 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 tool in Control Panel.
  Date          Time   Version      Size       File name       ---------------------------------------------------------  20-Aug-2004   03:54  7.10.4233.0    106,496  Atl71.dll   20-Aug-2004   05:02  7.10.4233.0  2,183,168  Mfc70d.dll   20-Aug-2004   06:02  7.10.4233.0  1,060,864  Mfc71.dll   20-Aug-2004   05:15  7.10.4233.0     40,960  Mfc71chs.dll   20-Aug-2004   05:15  7.10.4233.0     45,056  Mfc71cht.dll   20-Aug-2004   05:15  7.10.4233.0     65,536  Mfc71deu.dll   20-Aug-2004   05:15  7.10.4233.0     57,344  Mfc71enu.dll   20-Aug-2004   05:15  7.10.4233.0     61,440  Mfc71esp.dll   20-Aug-2004   05:15  7.10.4233.0     61,440  Mfc71fra.dll   20-Aug-2004   05:15  7.10.4233.0     61,440  Mfc71ita.dll   20-Aug-2004   05:15  7.10.4233.0     49,152  Mfc71jpn.dll   20-Aug-2004   05:15  7.10.4233.0     49,152  Mfc71kor.dll   20-Aug-2004   05:53  7.10.4233.0  1,048,576  Mfc71u.dll   20-Aug-2004   05:05  7.10.4233.0  2,178,048  Mfc71ud.dll 
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Article ID: 884030 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 08:51:47 - Revision: 2.2

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