Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Gotcha: VFP Reporting Bugs

I'm really frustrated that I have not received ANY response at all from Microsoft about the recent Data Group bugs I reported. I was already frustrated that they hadn't addressed any of my other report-related bugs .. but these ones are serious and were introduced by SP2.

In hopes of putting more pressure on them .. here's a list of all the bugs I have reported through the official channels. You can use the following link to go to the Microsoft Connect page. Near the bottom of the page is a place to enter the ID of the issue. Then you can rate the bug, validate it, and provide any additional comments. Maybe if enough of us complain, they will address it.

Microsoft Connect

249264 VFP Print When processing wrong parent record
291486 VFP Detail Footer Band -- Wrong record
292987 VFP Preview - Zoom level not always programmatically changeable
293615 Print When logic is evaluated at the wrong time in VFP Reports
295113 Shapes stretched across Detail Header and Detail Footer bands whacko
288896 Squished Printing
286313 VFP SYS(1037) no longer has a PRINTER button in Vista
286314 Report Properties dialog locks up
286552 Code References - error printing when not in Admin on Vista
286958 Drag control from Toolbox to Pageframe and Labels disappear
287927 Intellisense on SET gets confused
312568 SP2 broke data group headers repeated on subsequent pages
312572 Gap with multiple data groups on reports


Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy,

on MS Connect the files needed to test the various bug aren't really available to download.

Please, can you make them available in some other way?



Cathy Pountney said...

"Gianni" has asked for the files to download to test. I know I have the files from the data group bugs, but I'm not sure which of the older ones I still have on my machine. If anyone wants some files, send me a private email (cathy-at-frontier2000-dot-com-remove the dashes) and I'll see what I can dig out.

Garrett said...

Thanks for cataloguing and submitting these, Cathy -- so far, I've hit at least two of these bugs, and I'm not even pushing the limits.

Cathy Pountney said...

Garrett .. I'm sure you're not the only one hitting these bugs. I'm sure lots of people are pulling their hair out wondering what in the world they did wrong when designing the report.