VueMinder 2016.05 on Windows Vista (and 2016.04 on Win 8)

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VueMinder 2016.05 on Windows Vista (and 2016.04 on Win 8)

Post by Bilbo » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:45 am

Regarding the trouble report: Any time opening the Calendar Properties / Subscription dialog, the Unexpected Error page appears with "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." The Show Detail button does nothing and its label goes blank after clicking. Added: After closing the Error dialog, the Sync tab stays empty.

One suggested fix is make sure you have .NET Framework 4.6.1 installed. You can download it from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloa ... x?id=49981

The latest .NET Framework 4.6.1 is supported on:
- Windows 7 SP1
- Windows 8
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 10
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2012 R2
Note - not Vista.

Previous .NET Framework 4.5 is supported on:
- Windows 7 SP1
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
- Windows Server 2008 SP2
- Windows Vista SP2

In my WinVista's Visual Studio 2008 Command Prompt:

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dir /b /ad /o-n %systemroot%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v?.*
  v4.0.30319
  v3.5
  v3.0
  v2.0.50727
  v1.1.4322
  v1.0.3705
I'm nervous about installing Fx 4.6.1 on unsupported Vista. Will 2016.05 possibly work on Vista SP1 with Fx 4.5?
Last edited by Bilbo on Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: VueMinder 2016.05 on Windows Vista

Post by VueSoft » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:04 pm

Hi Bilbo, since .NET Framework 4.6.1 isn't compatible with Vista, you can work around the problem by installing NET Framework 4.5.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloa ... x?id=30653

If that doesn't fix the problem you're seeing, there could be something wrong with the VueMinder installation. You can use the Control Panel to uninstall VueMinder (this won’t remove any data). Reboot after uninstalling. Next, download and reinstall using the link below:
http://www.vueminder.com/Download.aspx

Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Dan Chartrand, Founder
VueSoft LLC | St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Re: VueMinder 2016.05 on Windows Vista and 2016.04 on Win 8

Post by Bilbo » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:08 pm

Discovered this problem also happens with 2016.04 on Windows 8 (Version 6.2.9200) So, renamed the thread title and added Win8-specific info:

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C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET>dir .\Framework\v* /ad /b
v1.0.3705
v1.1.4322
v2.0.50727
v3.0
v3.5
v4.0.30319

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET>dir .\Framework64\v* /ad /b
v2.0.50727
v3.0
v3.5
v4.0.30319
Will try installing .NET Framework 4.6.1 and see what happens.
Last edited by Bilbo on Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:21 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: VueMinder 2016.05 on Windows Vista and 2016.04 on Win 8

Post by Bilbo » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:19 pm

Discovered this problem does not happen in VM 2016.03 on Win 8 without changing dotNetFx.
Downgraded from 2016.04 to 2016.03, with a restart after uninstalling .04 and before installing .03, without adding dotNetFx 4.6.1.
Looks like the uptick from dotNet 4.x/4.0/4.5 => 4.6.1 happens when VM goes from .03 to .04.

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