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Creo 3 crashes on Windows 8 with toolkit add-in


Creo 3 crashes on Windows 8 with toolkit add-in



I have developed an add-in on Creo 3 using C based toolkit, Python 2.5, WxPython 2.8 and SWIG 1.3.19.


When we run Creo 3 with this add-in on Windows 8, it is crashing.


On Windows 7, the application is running fine with our add-in.

However, on Windows 8, the application is crashing. I am attaching the crash trace herewith this details.


Following are the findings,


•    On Windows 7, application is using the older GdiPlus.dll (6.1.7601.18834)

•    On Windows 8, GdiPlus.dll is available with newer version 6.3.9600.17415. The older version of this dll 6.1.7601.18834 is not available at all on Windows 8 (C:\Windows\WinSxS folder)

•    On Windows 8, application is crashing with newer version of GdiPlus.dll

•    Independent application is loading the GdiPlus.dll newer version without any crash


In my add-in, whenever I try to instantiate the wxPython the application is crashes. It is trying to use some fonts from GdiPlus.dll and somehow it could not find it and it crashes with EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION


Questions :

. Is there any way to install lower version of GdiPlus.dll on Windows 8 6.1.7601.18834?

. How can I tell the third part application not to load the newer version of GdiPlus.dll and load the older version of it ?

. Is any other solution to this ?


Please let me know if you need any more information.


I have attached the traceback.log file herewith this discussion.


Your help is highly appreciated.




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