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VRf: NT question

Question asked by VRFuser on Apr 24, 1997

I set up a VEE program using HP-UX to
use a CONFIRM box to detect the F10 key
to cause our test sequencer to abort.

When we moved ot to an NT system, all
F10 did was pause the program until it
was hit again.

I got it to work the way we wanted it to
by changing it to read the F9 key.

I am just curious about why F10
acts this way on NT?


Rob Marquardt
System Test Engineering
Rockwell Automation / Allen-Bradley
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

From: Greg Goebel <>
Subject: Re: VRF- HPIB woes under NT
To: (Stan Bischof)
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 97 13:43:06 MDT

> Forwarded from news on behalf of a coworker:
> I created a Vee 4.0 program on my HP 5500 Omnibook Win95, doing instrument
> control using an INES PCMCIA HP-IB card.  Everything works fine.  I gave
> this to a support engineer, and in his Gateway computer running Win95,
> Pentium 166 MHz, at least 32 MB, and an HP brand HP-IB card, HP 82341B,
> the program also works fine, but here's the big problem:
> When the mouse is moved over the Icon bar, and the "pop-up" message appears
> to say what the icon does, we get "THE BIG RED BOX" (BRB).  This reports
> a segmentation error -11, in a Direct I/O instrument control block.
> When the BRB appears, we must re-boot to get vee to run again.  We shut off
> the Icon bar, and used the DeBug menu "STOP" to stop the program and it is OK.
> But, if the mouse is moved over to the Vee Explorer, where it "pops-up" the
> name of a user object, again we get the BRB.
> Any help will be appreciated.  I will endeaver to try this on other machines,
> but I am currently guessing that it is the HP brand HP-IB card and drivers that
> are likely the problem.
> Thanks, Joel Dunsmore
> 1-577-4042
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