Know Bugs and limitations
There is a problem if some DLLs (GET.DLL, gendll for instance)
are loaded, then the export documentation feature make Magic 8.2
(and magic 8.3 SP2) crash. Partial fix :
don't make any call to get.dll before
making and export documentation.
UDF can't return a string that is upper than
2060 bytes, but some GET.DLL functions may return values
up to 5000 bytes. Implementation of this functions as UDP
may solve this limitation, but you loose in functionality
(because UDF can be called in an expression).
The limit has grown up to 32Kb since Magic V8.3 SP6.
When using an expression that returns a large (more than 2000 bytes)
alpha, don't use it as parameter to a DLL function, as Magic limits
its size. Put this expression in a large enought virtual, and send
this virtual as parameter.
The initialization file for status bar intercepting is limited
Problems have been reported concerning Magic V8 and the image
chooser dialog : it crashes when a magic DLL has been loaded
(this is not the case with GET.DLL on 8.3SP2). This problem
has been corrected in Magic 8.3SP5.
There is a problem with some DLLs (GET.DLL for instance)
and the multi-line edit control (and Magic screen helps) in Magic V8.3.
It has been corrected with Magic V8.3 SP2.
The function that saves as bmp (screen capture or calendar bitmap)
now seems to work well on all resolutions. However, Magic 7
does not support 16 bits bmp (although they work in the
toolbar). Concerning calendar bitmap, check if Magic
works in your(s) configuration(s), as specifying bitmap
for toolbar has various problems (at least in V7).
Multi-bytes characters set are not supported, and I don't know how to
There is a conflict between button subclassing (and the option
that hides the "OK" button in the reindex dialog box) and the
"Entering read-only mode" dialog box of the V8. The problem comes
from this two dialog boxes have an "OK" button and the same
title. I don't have a good solution, so just do as if it was here
(actually, it is here but it is invisible).
The status bar font (for custom status bar) is set to the
system font when closing the CTL. You can now set the font
in the status.eng file, in the [Font] section (where
you set the font name, size and type).
Recent Microsoft Outlook have a security fix that
shows a confirmation message box when a MAPI client
try to send a message with an attachment.
You can disable this security feature.
FindExp.exe exists in 2 versions : for V7, and for V8.20 only.
Modifications of GET.DLL from original release to 184.108.40.206.
Modifications of GET.DLL from release 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168.
Modifications of GET.DLL from release 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199.
Modifications of GET.DLL from release 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.