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ArcGIS Desktop 9.1 ArcMap Drawing Errors Dialog Suppression Patch

Summary

ArcGIS Desktop 9.1 introduced a new drawing errors dialog in the ArcMap application that provides feedback to the user when certain features fail to draw. This patch changes ArcMap so that the drawing errors dialog can be suppressed based on an entry in the Windows registry. We recommend that any ArcGIS Desktop 9.1 user who currently experiences workflow difficulties caused by the ArcMap Drawing Errors dialog download and install this Patch.

Description

Introduction

ESRI® announces the ArcGIS Desktop 9.1 ArcMap Drawing Errors Dialog Suppression Patch. ArcGIS Desktop 9.1 introduced a new drawing errors dialog in the ArcMap application that provides feedback to the user when certain features fail to draw. While this feedback is typically important, there may be special cases when you wish to suppress drawing error messages and prevent the dialog from appearing. This patch changes ArcMap so that the drawing errors dialog can be suppressed based on an entry in the Windows registry. We recommend that any user who currently experiences workflow difficulties caused by the ArcMap Drawing Errors dialog download and install this Patch. It deals specifically with the issues listed below under Issues Addressed with this Patch.

Please note that installing this patch will not directly alter the behavior or visibility of the ArcMap Drawing Errors dialog. Suppression of the drawing errors dialog will only happen if you both install the patch and enable the suppression setting inside the Windows Registry. For instructions on enabling dialog suppression, see the ESRI Support Knowledge Base article entitled: HowTo: Suppress the ArcMap Drawing Errors dialog in ArcGIS Desktop 9.1.

Issues Addressed with this Patch

    NIM007356 - Port the 9.2 'Suppress the Drawing Errors window when a layer can not be drawn' registry key to 9.1.

Files Installed in this Patch

    Under the C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Bin folder:

      ArcMap.exe

Installing the Patch

ArcGIS Desktop 9.1 Service Pack 2 must be installed before you can install this Patch.

  1. Make sure you have write access to your ArcGIS Desktop installation location, and that no one is using ArcGIS Desktop.


  2. Download ArcGIS-91sp2-ADEDS-Patch.exe to a location other than your ArcGIS Desktop installation location.

  3. Double-click the setup file to start the install process.


  4. When Setup starts, follow the instructions on your screen.

Patch Updates

Check Online Support Center periodically for the availability of additional patches. New information about this Patch will be posted here.

How to identify which Patch is installed

To check for the presence of a Patch, for each file examine the unique identification information provided (right click, properties, version tab, item name, QFE Version). With only a few exceptions, all files modified as part of a Patch distribution can be uniquely identified in this manner. The identification string for this Patch should read:

    QFE-DT-91-CQ00307314

Getting Help

Domestic sites, please contact ESRI Technical Support at 1-888-377-4575, if you have any difficulty installing this Patch. International sites, please contact your local ESRI software distributor.