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Current user of TC12.60 w/ valid maint. sub - upgraded to TC14 - unable to startup

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Current user of TC12.60 w/ valid maint. sub - upgraded to TC14 - unable to startup

Hi all !

 

My company recently upgraded from TC12 to TC14.

 

I had a TC12 project working fine onto a VB6 program.

Since the upgrade to TC14, the TC projects stops at about each line... i'm unable to use/record proper links to most VB objects : Comboboxes, checkboxes, datagrid, most homemade OCX objects are messed up :

- The "highlight" fonction shows proper control on the screen

- The execution says "Invalid object identification criteria" when getting to the control

- I see many errors in the identification properties :

  * The controls are linked to other controls of the frames ! combobox on textbox, and so on...

  * Most NativeVBObject.Name properties are showing "error message"

  * When i try to "correct" the properties, i get an error message "incorrect reference"

  * If i delete the object and record again, i get properties : "Error: get property NativeVBObject.Name"

 

It's impossible to run the project, it takes me 10mn per line to correct/adapt, deleting/recording/deleting/recording again...

 

Is there a hint i did not follow during the upgrading process or is there a problem with VB6 objects in TC14 ?

 

Thanks for your help to come !

🙂

Sincerely,

Olivier

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Re: Current user of TC12.60 w/ valid maint. sub - upgraded to TC14 - unable to startup

Hi Olivier,

 

Hm-m-m... Sounds wierd...

As per documentation, no special actions are required to test VB6 applications with TestComplete.

I would suggest to try this:

-- Reinstall TestComplete 14 anew (do not unregister node-locked license it prompted);

-- Reboot your computer;

-- Try to convert test project one more time (using either the created backup or original project for TC12).

 

If nothing from above helps, you'd better to create a Support ticket via the https://support.smartbear.com/message/?prod=TestComplete form to speed-up the process.

 

Regards,
  /Alex [Community Hero]
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Re: Current user of TC12.60 w/ valid maint. sub - upgraded to TC14 - unable to startup

Thanks a lot, Community Hero 🙂 , i will try that !

 

Have a very nice day !

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Re: Current user of TC12.60 w/ valid maint. sub - upgraded to TC14 - unable to startup

Hi Olivier,

 

Hm-m-m... Sounds wierd...

As per documentation, no special actions are required to test VB6 applications with TestComplete.

I would suggest to try this:

-- Reinstall TestComplete 14 anew (do not unregister node-locked license it prompted);

-- Reboot your computer;

-- Try to convert test project one more time (using either the created backup or original project for TC12).

 

If nothing from above helps, you'd better to create a Support ticket via the https://support.smartbear.com/message/?prod=TestComplete form to speed-up the process.

 

Regards,
  /Alex [Community Hero]
____
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are just volunteers who have some experience with the tools by SmartBear Software
and a desire to help others. Posts made by [Community Heroes]
may differ from the official policies of SmartBear Software and should be treated
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official answer from SmartBear Software.
The [Community Hero] signature is used with permission by SmartBear Software.
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Re: Current user of TC12.60 w/ valid maint. sub - upgraded to TC14 - unable to startup

Thanks a lot, Community Hero 🙂 , i will try that !

 

Have a very nice day !

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Re: Current user of TC12.60 w/ valid maint. sub - upgraded to TC14 - unable to startup

Hi again ! 🙂

 

I just got a solution for my problem, and it's good enough, so i make everyone benefit of the info (because it worked !!) :

 

The link seems limited in time, but we KNOW now that some workaround is available for VB ! Anyway, i'm joining the zip file, i don't know if antivirus will let it go thru you 🙂 🙂

 

Thanks again for your time !

 

Sincerely,

Olivier

 

"

We've recently uncovered a bug where TestComplete 14 was not able to access the internal methods and properties of a visual basic application. We've recently made a patch to which should resolve this problem. Please apply the patch below and let me know if TestComplete is able to access the properties again:

1. Download the patch archive (TestComplete_14_0_CC_16798.zip) using the following link:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/webtocasefiles/2019/65f8d752-e049-f301-0b4c-492134f2b3ef/2019_02_25-18_11_4...[https://s3.amazonaws.com/webtocasefiles/2019/65f8d752-e049-f301-0b4c-492134f2b3ef/2019_02_25-18_11_4...]

2. After you have downloaded the archive, unzip the patch file to the appropriate location (back up the existing file before doing this, just in case):
\Bin\Extensions\tcVBHook.dll => %programfiles(x86)%\SmartBear\TestComplete 14\Bin\Extensions\tcVBHook.dll
"

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