Symptom

On some machines, when you open a DataWindow object in PowerBuilder IDE, it hangs, while opening a window object works fine.


Environment 

PowerBuilder 2017 or later


Cause

The problem is caused by PowerBuilder Layout.


Resolution

Please follow the steps below to solve the problem:

1. Close PowerBuilder IDE.

2. Start the Windows O/S "RegEdit" utility.

3. Navigate to the entry: "Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Sybase\PowerBuilder\##.0\Layout".

4. Delete the "Default" sub-folder and all of its entries.

5. Restart PowerBuilder IDE and see if the DataWindow Painter is now stable.

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