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Pure Virtual Function Call Error

Question asked by jacksrmd on Jan 1, 2013
Latest reply on May 10, 2013 by kmtenor


Pure Virtual Function Call Error


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Windows XP sp3

Description of the issue

When I go into Layout Mode and attempt to Set Tab Order.  Previous error didn't state the error.  After previous post on this website about Crashes when attempting to set tab order - I opened a previous version of the file and I created a new compacted version of the file.  With the new version of the file, I renamed EVERY button, portal, function, script, and layout to not have spaces, hyphens, AND, &, or () within its name.  Once I renamed the items, I was able to create over 20 new iterations of the solution with progressive, extensive modifications.  Unless I know specifically what a Pure Virtual Function Call refers to OR what the process of SET TAB ORDER does, Im experiencing a time bomb waiting to happen within my system.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Layout Mode.

Layout Menu.

Layout - Set Tab Order.

Expected result

Filemaker #s tabs, buttons, and fields.  Allows me to add/remove items to tab order.

Actual result

FileMaker Crashes.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

Pure Virtual Function Call.


None.  I'm shooting in the dark reverting to a previous version and recreating fields, layouts, functions, buttons, and scripts.  Eventually the system crashes and then i have to attempt to go back to a previous version.  I create a compacted copy and a clone after every new script or layout created.