VISTA Pro and VB6 Help system error

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Athena, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Athena

    Athena Guest


    I am running VB6 under Vista Pro. When I click on SQL words such as
    INSERT, JOIN etc., the help window opens but comes with an error message
    "There was a problem running the macro 1037". It still displays the help but
    all the "See also, Example, Specifics" menu items disabled. I installed
    WinHelp new version. Is there any work around for this problem? Thank you.

    Athena, Jul 19, 2007
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  2. Athena

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    You should post to a Microsoft.Public VB NG about this.
    Mr. Arnold, Jul 19, 2007
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  3. Hi Athena,

    It sounds like you're hitting the problem described in KB article 917607:

    As described in that article, you need to add a "AllowProgrammaticMacros"
    value to the registry, and set it to 1. Then the macros should run fine. For
    some reason, the article talks a lot about using Group Policy editor to
    control this value; but you can just leap into Regedit on your machine and
    set the value there.

    Hope it helps!
    Andrew McLaren, Jul 20, 2007
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