Construct 2 Crashes when clicking below Properties

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Post » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:24 am

Choose your link to the .capx file:
SkyDrive: http://sdrv.ms/Wm3jjW
GoogleDrive: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_iD8rHtDLHNREJQMUFZbnBOS1E/edit
DropBox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e4spe471d85bw9y/PW%20DumDow%20v.0.0.1.capx


Steps to reproduce:
1. Open the .capx Project.
2. Left Click to select the "Cloud" Sprite in the Projects Tab.
3. Left Click and/or Double Click anywhere in the open space below "More Information | Help" in the Properties Tab for the "Cloud" Sprite (Sometimes multiple or repeated/fast clicks will recreate the crash easier).

Observed result:

Sometimes, when clicking below "More Information | Help" in a Sprite's Properties Tab, it causes Construct 2 to immediately freeze and bring up a "Construct 2 game creator has stopped working" error window before crashing from being non-responsive. I've tried waiting it out overnight, but it never recovers from non-responsiveness, and all progress is lost since the last save (naturally). This always happens to me when I (out of habit) click off a property to allow it to register the change (i.e. to allow the change to be saved). When trying to reproduce the crash from a fresh load of the project, it mysteriously sometimes takes numerous clicks to cause it to crash again; not true when it happens to me during a work session.

Expected result:
For literally nothing to happen at all, instead of a crash, maybe? Shouldn't it just de-select the previously selected property, and register nothing, because I am clicking in empty space? There should be a warning sign over the area or something, because it has killed many hours of work until finally I had no choice but to report the issue here. It's hard to break the habit of clicking in that area.

Browsers affected:
Chrome: no
Firefox: no
Internet Explorer: no
This error happens within Construct 2 itself, not any browser)

Operating system & service pack:
Windows 7 Professional - Service Pack 1

Construct 2 version:
Release 114 (64-bit)

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I apologize if this error has been reported before, but I assure you I extensively attempted a search for such an error as this reported previously and came up with no results.

I also appreciate any assistance or response in this matter and patiently await information when deemed most convenient.Demetari2013-01-26 01:27:43
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Post » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:24 pm

I have experienced this crash randomly myself by doing similar steps in my projects - using Win 7 64-bit too.Manley232013-01-27 12:24:44
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Post » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:54 pm

I've had this problem since I started using C2 (r87 or so). I've tried it on another computer and had no problem so I figured it was got to do with my setup/ graphics card or something. I just learned not to click there.

It happens in layout view if I have more than one object selected and I click in the white area below properties or on the grey margin to the left of the properties. It doesn't crash if I've only a single object selected and I click there.

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Post » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:52 pm

I had random crashes as well around the properties tab, that I couldn't really reproduce, but I think it's about the same thing

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Post » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:23 pm

Can't reproduce in r116. Have you tried that? We made a fix to the property grid in that release.
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Post » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:55 am

I haven't checked to see if it occurs for me in r116. I will attempt to recreate the error in that version on this setup, and post results.
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Post » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:57 am

Tried it in r116 shortly after my last post, and sure enough it still crashes if clicked in that area.

I actually just did it to myself again on accident for the first time since I created this report.. After 4 hours of work and not one save inbetween.

I really need to setup a timer that goes off every 15-30 minutes, signalling me to save...

EDIT: Come to think of it, I really hope there's an auto-save or recovery feature eventually.Demetari2013-01-30 12:06:42
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Post » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:35 pm

I still can't reproduce this. Can you tell me precisely the exact sequence of clicks you use after opening a new project?

Can anyone else reproduce this? Maybe it's specific to Windows XP (I tried on Windows 8)
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Post » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:54 pm

Tried for a good few minutes but can't reproduce the crash.

Spec in sig. Tested on r116,
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Post » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:22 pm

[QUOTE=Demetari]EDIT: Come to think of it, I really hope there's an auto-save or recovery feature eventually.[/QUOTE]

Keep your work safe with C2's backup options ?

As for the bug, I can click my heart's content in that white space and no crash happens.

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