12-11-2018 03:58 PM
Got it. Talk to you tomorrow. We will share our findings with forum to figure out what the root cause is.
12-12-2018 11:26 AM
Ok, for those of you on this thread, we did run tests on Tom's machine and it works as long as you are not running thru debugger. Tom will contact me if he can reproduce this failing again in the future and I'll dig in again as needed. Has anyone else out there had problems connecting to logon method via app or plugin when they don't have debugger attached or launched from studio?
12-13-2018 03:41 AM
So, is there a solution for the ExecutionEngineException issue on debug? I've tried going back to v20.0, but I still get the issue.
12-13-2018 05:38 AM - edited 12-13-2018 07:38 AM
There isn't. You can't develop software with Act! 21. Fix is estimated for January. As for going back to Act! 20 on your development machine, I have been unable to do so since the V21 install. Still working on it.
After spending 2 days reverting back to Act! 20.1, I have now a working Act!. The problem is that when it installs, it autoupdates and downloads the crashing licensing .dll. Even though you are running Act! 20.1, the licensing .dll is still the same and crashes the development environment. So, I uninstalled Act!, disabled my internet connection and re-installed Act!. I now get the message:
To conclude, the moment V21 is installed on the development machine, the development environment becomes VOID because Act! stops working. Reverting back to previous versions of Act! does not help. If you are developing software for Act!, that is MAJOR. I am getting daily reports from customers that our software has stopped working and there is nothing we can do to help them.
12-13-2018 08:46 AM
12-13-2018 08:47 AM - edited 12-13-2018 08:50 AM
Ok, so to resolve that Protexis message I went through these steps:
I have reverted back to v20.0, but like you said it installs update 9 that contains the bad licensing service. I'm going to try your internet disabling trick.
12-13-2018 08:57 AM
12-13-2018 10:13 AM
I uninstalled v20.1 update 8 and installed ACT v17, but it still crashed while starting.
I then used the ACT_Uninstaller.exe to make sure everything would be spotless clean.
Then a restart and installed ACT v20.0 with internet turned off, to make sure update 9 was not installed automatically.
I finally have my Visual Studio development back with plugins working within ACT.
Took me more than a day to figure this out, hope it helps someone.
12-13-2018 10:17 AM - edited 12-13-2018 10:19 AM
Were is this file ACT_Uninstaller.exe ? Does it come with the distribution?
I've tried just about everything, including the steps on the article re. setting the Protexis service but to no avail. I still get the Protexis error. On my system, if the internet is not turned on, the act install fails miserably. I'd like to try this Act_Uninstaller.exe and see if that resolves the issue.
What about the developers at swiftpage come up with a quick patch? I'm now into my 3rd week down.