Object "" does not have windowed ancestor.

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

This error occurs when panning and zooming in ARCEDIT or ARCPLOT:

Object "" does not have windowed ancestor.


This is an HP-UX 11.0 CDE Windows Manager issue.

This error may also occur when adding new arcs in ARCEDIT, or in ArcTools > Edit Tools, using the "7) Square on/off" option by holding the Ctrl key and clicking the left mouse button. This error may occur under other circumstances as well.

Solution or Workaround

  • Recommended solution: Click the link below to go to the HP Maintenance and Support site. Search the 'Patching' section, download, and install the patch PHSS_19593.
  • You may use the '7' key on the keyboard if the error occurs when using the ARCEDIT ADD menu.

Article ID:000002100

  • ArcMap 8 x

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