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jjotoole Absent Member.
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Net Express Compiled Exe not displaying DialogSystem screenset on certain computers

We have a legacy Net Express 3.1 application that just got moved to a new Windows machine along with the runtime files and when invoked we see the EXE running but the screenset is never displayed. We have tried using compatibility mode and a variety of other things but cannot narrow down why it works on one machine and not on another. We do notice on the machines where the screenset is not displayed that the EXE it taking 5-10 percent CPU which it normally does not on a machine that displays it correctly so I am assuming it's cascading an error but we cannot see it. The OS versions involved in the test are Windows 7, server 2008 and 2012. Is there any way to debug the program or screenset on the offending machine without recompiling? Thanks for any information.

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RE: Net Express Compiled Exe not displaying DialogSystem screenset on certain computers

Net Express 3.1 has never been tested (nor supported) on these new OS versions, so the behaviour is undefined. I would suggest upgrading to Net Express 5.1.
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jjotoole Absent Member.
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RE: Net Express Compiled Exe not displaying DialogSystem screenset on certain computers

Although it had served us well for many years, the time had come to move away from MF Cobol as our development tool and we will not be purchasing or reinstalling any new versions. We only have a handful of programs left and any updates to them will trigger a rewrite using another development platform. I temporarily solved our problem by moving this application to a different Windows 7 machine and it works fine there. I'm sure there is a reason why it would not work on the offending machine but at this point I don't have any more time to chase this.
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