Problems with text editor: Microstation V8 in Vista and Windows 7

The legacy versions of Microstation V8 have been around for a long time, they are between 2001 (V8.1) and 2004 (V8.5). However, as tools that were well suited by paying users -understand- have a license or have developed their own functionalities Visual Basic Application (VBA) or Microstation Development Language (mdl), they resist to die in the taste of the users.

In general, when you go to Windows Vista or Win7, Microstation runs normally. I have seen very few serious problems, although it is clear that we are only talking about Microstation; Geographics has another type of sixteenth.

One of those problems is the text editor (Generally it happens when we update Internet Explorer to a more recent version). When a text is double clicked or the command is activated, the window appears but does not allow editing. The main reason for this is that the libraries that these versions used WYSIWYG components of the DHTML application editor (DHTML Editing Component for Applications) that now Vista and Windows 7 removed because they caused vulnerability to Internet Explorer.  

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Some even mentioned that Microstation V8 would no longer work on Vista, only more recent versions like V8.9 (XM) or 8.11 (V8i). But in reality you just have to install the Microsoft application called DHTML Editing Component. This works as a kind of ActiveX, which is not for browser purposes but for client applications, and allows developments that used this control to be compatible with new versions such as Access 2003.

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Then it is installed and ready, Microstation V8 can live a few more days.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  2. Thank you very much for the contribution… now I can edit texts again… grace !!!

  3. I am a few days later the following message appears
    is computer has hyper-threading enabled. MicroStation performance may be better if hyper-threading is disabled. Use the computer's BIOS configuration facility to enable or disable hyper-threading.

  4. Thank you, friend, for your contributions, any detail we are at your service for all

  5. A lot of thanks for solving a text editor problem that took me three days of testing, until I decided to ask on the internet.

  6. I want to ask about how to georeference the UTM cartographic sheets to mount the gps points on them and get the plans ready

  7. Friend Editor, I have problems with the main menu of Microstation I saw that for this problem you have to download an address that I already made and install it on my machine but I call microstation and I click the text editor and installed on the system I do not activate anything . Tell me if I skipped a step because no tablet from the Main Menu was activated. Health to the family.

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