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Run time error '13'
Last Post 06/09/2018 6:57 PM by gadgarra. 10 Replies.
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gadgarra
Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler
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06/09/2018 4:15 PM

    I have Birders' diary v3.6.

    Yesterday I successfully added a number of sightings and printed a report.  Then when I went to add another sighting I got "Run Time error '13' Type mismatch."  ll other functions are OK.

    I found an old posting on this forum that recommend deleting some registry entries.   I did this but the error is still there

    Help please.

    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:8113


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    06/09/2018 4:55 PM

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting. This old error had to do with a bug in Windows. I wrote some code to check for this error and work around it in v4.x and later.

    Were you using Checklist or Keyboard Entry when you got the error?

    Can you point me to the post you read about changing the registry entries?

    The answer to those two questions may allow me to figure out which registry entries you need to delete to fix your issue.

    Thanks,

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
    gadgarra
    Yellow Warbler
    Yellow Warbler
    Posts:10


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    06/09/2018 5:20 PM
    I honestly can't remember whether I was using keyboard or checklist, probably keyboard.

    If it helps, the computer I am using is on Windows Vista.

    Here is the posting that I followed from you dated 6/10/2007

    "Hi Lee,

    Another fine feature from Vista.

    This has come up a couple of other times in this forum with users on Vista.

    The solution is this:

    Close BD
    Open the Registry Editor (on Vista I think you click the Start button and type in the Search field - 'regedit')
    Browse to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Birders Diary\Settings
    Select all "frmSightingsEntrySetup..." keys on the right side (see screen shot below)
    Right-click and choose DELETE
    Exit registry editor
    Start BD and it should work now.

    Let us know please,

    Jeff"
    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:8113


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    06/09/2018 6:02 PM

    Hi again,

    Thanks for the info. I neglected to ask if you can start BD now and enter sightings? Or do you get the error again? If so, which Sightings Entry are you using?

    Thanks

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
    gadgarra
    Yellow Warbler
    Yellow Warbler
    Posts:10


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    06/09/2018 6:16 PM
    Always If I click on "Add" I get the error immediately and when I click on OK, BD closes
    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:8113


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    06/09/2018 6:29 PM

    Hi,

    I am confused now. When you click on "add"? What window are you on? Sightings Entry Setup? Keyboard or Checklist Entry window? What?

    That's the key.

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
    gadgarra
    Yellow Warbler
    Yellow Warbler
    Posts:10


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    06/09/2018 6:36 PM
    I'm on the screen which comes up when I open BD. Icons in a row saying, Add, View/edit, Observers, Locations, Trips, etc,

    I cannot get into the Sightings entry set up as I explained because to do so I have to click on Add..
    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:8113


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    06/09/2018 6:42 PM

    Thanks. In that case, the previous instructions should have cleared up this problem. 

    Can you please double-check again to make sure that you have removed all "frmSightingsEntrySetup*" entries from "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Birders Diary\Settings" in your Registry as per the instructions above that you referenced.

    Then, after selecting and deleting them, try to restart BD and Click the "Add" button. 

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
    gadgarra
    Yellow Warbler
    Yellow Warbler
    Posts:10


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    06/09/2018 6:47 PM
    Confirmed. I have no registry entries starting frmSightingsEntry
    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:8113


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    06/09/2018 6:49 PM

    In that case, the only solution I can think of would be to remove all keys in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Birders Diary\Settings".

    This will cause BD to forget your recent settings (window position and size) and such, but it will still function properly and should get you past this problem. It will start remembering everything from this point on again. 

    Let us know please,

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
    gadgarra
    Yellow Warbler
    Yellow Warbler
    Posts:10


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    06/09/2018 6:57 PM
    OK, done that and it now works. Thanks for your help. I'll post again if I encounter any more issues.
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