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VB API WF4 and WF5 on 1 machine

AndreasHellmann
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VB API WF4 and WF5 on 1 machine

Hi,

I am using VB API for developing applications for my customers on Wildfire 4 until today and I had no problems with that during the last months....

Now I installed Wildfire 5 M010 and the VB API cannot be used for Wildfire 4 anymore, but WF5 is running well. I have installed WF3, WF4 and WF5 on one machine of course...

My installation:
WF4 M100 and M120
WF5 M010

The problem is that it's impossible to connect with the app to an already running Pro/E session. Again: WF5 is running well, WF4 not. So it's not a problem with my application code.

What I did to switch between WF4 and 5:

1. setting the environment var for pro_comm_msg_exe to the correct version (WF4 or 5)
2.Unregister the version I don't need with <wildfire_version>\bin\vb_api_unregister.bat.
3.Register the version I need with <wildfire_version>\bin\vb_api_register.bat.

In Visual Studio I checked the correct path to the COM reference in either WF4 or WF5. This settings are always correct (the path to pfclscom.exe), either to WF4 or WF5.

Any ideas?

Andreas


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That might have something to do with:

C7424204

Dave

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On Jan 7, 2010, at 4:42 AM, Andreas Hellmann <->
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am using VB API for developing applications for my customers on
> Wildfire 4 until today and I had no problems with that during the
> last months....
>
> Now I installed Wildfire 5 M010 and the VB API cannot be used for
> Wildfire 4 anymore, but WF5 is running well. I have installed WF3,
> WF4 and WF5 on one machine of course...
>
> My installation:
> WF4 M100 and M120
> WF5 M010
>
> The problem is that it's impossible to connect with the app to an
> already running Pro/E session. Again: WF5 is running well, WF4 not.
> So it's not a problem with my application code.
>
> What I did to switch between WF4 and 5:
>
> 1. setting the environment var for pro_comm_msg_exe to the correct
> version (WF4 or 5)
> 2. Unregister the version I don't need with <wildfire_version>\bin
> \vb_api_unregister.bat.
> 3. Register the version I need with <wildfire_version>\bin
> \vb_api_register.bat.
>
> In Visual Studio I checked the correct path to the COM reference in
> either WF4 or WF5. This settings are always correct (the path to
> pfclscom.exe), either to WF4 or WF5.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Andreas
>
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