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    Help - no background shown

    I have installed PhoneControl onto a laptop with a 1400 x 1050.
    For some reason it refuses to show a background, all other icons show ok.

    If I open the designer software it still doesn't show the background, just a series of evenly spaced dots with a white background.

    I have tried using the standard skin but still no background.

    Any suggestions ?

    Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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    Try to open the background images with IE (or Windows preview). If they don't show up there, the files might be corrupt.
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    The images preview/open fine.

    In the designer it shown the image in the left hand detail pane but not on the background on the left where the buttons etc are.

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    Reinstall .NET framework
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    I have uninstalled, rebooted and re-installed .NET v1.1.
    I then ran Windows update and it downloaded SP1 for .NET.

    It still doesn't work.

    I have also uninstalled/re-installed PhoneControl.

    The only problem I had was that I didn't install Directx before I installed PhoneControl. When I realised this I installed it and then uninstalled/re-installed PhoneControl.

    It works fine on my other XP laptop (Different model/spec), any suggestions ?

    Thanks - Paul

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    Maybe it has something to do with you video card driver. Try a default Windows driver...
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    I have tried a Microsoft driver and a ATI driver, it still doesn't work.

    The strange thing is that in PhoneDesigner, if I change the background image it shows it in the very small rectange next to 'BackgroundImage' in the right-hand pane but the main window on the left and the preview at the bottom right just show a white background.

    Any other suggestions as I'm tearing my hair out ?

    What s/w needs to be installed for PhoneDesigner to work ?

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    Take a look at the Phonctllog.txt if it contains an error message according to the background image.

    All you need to run PhoCo or the Designer is enclosed in the setup package.

    BTW: The preview window does a screenshot of the form. So if it's displayed there, it must be in the memory.
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    Good suggestion:- (Extract from file)
    The PhoneCtl.PB.xml file is definately there !


    21/12/2004 11:09:11 COM: <0,42

    OK

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    21/12/2004 11:09:12 Error in LoadPhonebook: PhoneCtl.PB.xml
    System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file "C:\Program Files\PhoneControl\PhoneCtl.PB.xml".
    File name: "C:\Program Files\PhoneControl\PhoneCtl.PB.xml"
    at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String str)
    at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, Boolean useAsync, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy)
    at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share)
    at System.Xml.XmlDownloadManager.GetStream(Uri uri, ICredentials credentials)
    at System.Xml.XmlUrlResolver.GetEntity(Uri absoluteUri, String role, Type ofObjectToReturn)
    at System.Xml.XmlTextReader.CreateScanner()
    at System.Xml.XmlTextReader.Init()
    at System.Xml.XmlTextReader.Read()
    at System.Xml.XmlValidatingReader.ReadWithCollectText Token()
    at System.Xml.XmlValidatingReader.Read()
    at System.Xml.XmlLoader.Load(XmlDocument doc, XmlReader reader, Boolean preserveWhitespace)
    at System.Xml.XmlDocument.Load(XmlReader reader)
    at System.Xml.XmlDataDocument.Load(XmlReader reader)
    at System.Xml.XmlDocument.Load(String filename)
    at System.Xml.XmlDataDocument.Load(String filename)
    at PhoneCtl.NET.frmMain.LoadPhonebook(Int32 pi_iPBIndex)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    21/12/2004 11:09:12 COM: >AT+CPBS="ME"

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    It might be damaged.

    But this has nothing to do with the background picture.
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