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  • Hi,

    I received this error for several times from the users of my App, and I myself also have seen this error once when I was testing the version which would be committed to Store.

    It seems this error only happens on release version and it randomly (rare) appears when switching between pages.

    I totally have no idea about this error because there is no any RPC call in my codes. It looks like an error from COM components.

    Any ideas or suggestions about this error? 

    Thank you very much.

    cheers

    Alex


    woodhead is as woodhead does

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 11:20 PM

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  • Thanks Alex,

    Have installed this app on a windows 8 PC and tried played it by navigating between different UI screens, so far haven't got the error yet (not sure if I should go through any particular navigation paths?).

    Also, is the error info you provided the only error details when you tried debugging it in Visual Studio (if you were able to repro the behavior when debugging via VS). 


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    • Marked as answer by Song Tian Monday, November 05, 2012 9:45 AM
    Thursday, November 01, 2012 9:26 AM
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  • Hi Alex,

    I think the error message itself is quite general which doesn't show much info. Yes, generally javascript uses COM infrastructure to talk to some native component/resources. And for windows store app, those Windows runtime components are also invoked through the underlying native infrastructure.

    for your case, I think it would be helpful if we can try simplifying the project and narrow down the error behavior. What is the main functionality of your application and will it uses any special component (either for UI or service/data accessing)?

     


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    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:34 AM
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  • Hi Steven,

    Thanks for your reply.

    My application is here: http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-US/app/novamind/d1c809ab-90ab-4ae8-8d6e-a159ae90f8d8

    We didn't use any special component. When I saw the error, I was navigating to another page in my App. Once the error happened, it kept happening at the same place until I closed the App then restart.

    cheers

    Alex 


    woodhead is as woodhead does

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 7:23 AM
  • Thanks Alex,

    Have installed this app on a windows 8 PC and tried played it by navigating between different UI screens, so far haven't got the error yet (not sure if I should go through any particular navigation paths?).

    Also, is the error info you provided the only error details when you tried debugging it in Visual Studio (if you were able to repro the behavior when debugging via VS). 


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    • Marked as answer by Song Tian Monday, November 05, 2012 9:45 AM
    Thursday, November 01, 2012 9:26 AM
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  • Hi Steven, 

    Thanks for your reply.

    I can't reproduce this problem as well. :-(  

    It's a rare problem. I only receive one error report about this problem for every two or three days

    I'll keep watching this problem and report it to you once I find a way to reproduce it.

    cheers

    Alex


    woodhead is as woodhead does

    Tuesday, November 06, 2012 12:39 AM