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OS Loader Lock
OS Loader Lock with Word Addin which is doing nothing 
Jacco van der Pol

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I just created a word addin with the (latest) vs 2005 version. I created a simple comm addin with a shim. I added a command bar with 1 button which does nothing more then an msgbox ("aha"). When I close word it gives me an error about a loader lock.

Doe yoe have a cloe?

(which is duch for do you have a clue?)


Posted 14 Feb, 2006 14:38:23 Top
Jacco van der Pol

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Extra information

It only gives the message when a shim is used. Without a shim, no message is given.

Which brings me back to a question a asked before: What does the shim project actually do?

Posted 14 Feb, 2006 14:47:10 Top
Eugene Starostin

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Hello Jacco,

You can find more detailed information about shims here.

Posted 14 Feb, 2006 14:53:39 Top
Jacco van der Pol

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It explains it more or less (probably more if i spend more time reading:)

However, I figured out that it's best for us to use a shim.

It still leaves me with the question how to prevent the loader lock message I get when word exits?

Does anyone know?

Posted 15 Feb, 2006 07:30:33 Top
Sergey Grischenko

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Hi Jacco.

I have just sent you an email. Could you please send me a screenshot with the error message?
Posted 15 Feb, 2006 08:58:05 Top
Brad Smith

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I have this problem with my test Outlook add-in, but only under Outlook 2000, and only when I'm running under the debugger.

I've poked and prodded and come to the conclusion that this warning is nothing more than an annoyance. There don't seem to be any actual ill effects. I know that if there *were* any actual locked items, Outlook 2000 wouldn't close (it's ultra-sensitive to this sort of thing).

If there's ever some hint on getting rid of them, all the better. But in the meantime I've learned to just ignore them.

Posted 15 Feb, 2006 17:21:56 Top