Oxygen Closes on file open !

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Oxygen Closes on file open !

Post by Bun0 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:11 am

I've had quite a weird problem since I moved to my new Vista machine... Each time I try to open a file from WITHIN Oxygen, it just closes it automatically !! That is REALLY annoying.

I can double-click a file from within Explorer and it will open it properly in Oxygen. But as soon as I go on the Oxygen Open dialog and open a file, Oxygen closes. No warning, no confirmation, no errors, nothing. Not even asking if I want to save my files...

I cannot even open a file to add it to a project, it closes Oxygen.
I tried upgrading from Oxygen 9.0 to 10.0 but still the same problem. I have Vista Enterprise SP1 32bit.

Anyone had a similar issue ?

I can live with opening files from Explorer, but now I can't even use projects !

Thanks for your help !


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Re: Oxygen Closes on file open !

Post by adrian » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:51 am


This problem is most probably caused by the native file chooser(Open/Save dialog) that Oxygen uses on windows platforms. Oxygen should not try to use it a second time if it fails even once, but this doesn't seem to work for you.

To avoid the native file chooser you need to go the folder
and create an empty text file named:

If this still doesn't solve the problem, you can try another approach.
Go to <oxygen_installation_folder>\lib and look for the files:

Rename these two files to something else:

Please let us know if any of these solutions solved the problem. Do not hesitate to contact us on support@oxygenxml.com if you require further assistance.

Adrian Buza
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

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