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AR# 11596

4.1i CORE Generator - ERROR: "XCO file is in use by another application"

Description

Keywords: WordPad, CORE Generator, COREGen, lock

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
When I edit, then try to save an XCO file that I have specified as an input to CORE Generator to generate a core, an error regarding the XCO file is issued. When I try to fix the XCO file, another error reports that the XCO file is in use by another application.

The possible sequence of events may be something like the following;

1. Edit an XCO file in WordPad.
2. Direct CORE Generator to read in and execute this XCO file through the File -> Execute Command File menu option.

CORE Generator issues the error message regarding an error in the XCO file.

3. Click "OK".
4. Edit the XCO file and try to save it.

The save process fails because "the file is in use by another application and cannot be accessed."

Solution

If you are using WordPad, the only way to release the lock on the XCO file is to exit the CORE Generator application.

If Notepad is used to edit the file, this problem does not occur.
AR# 11596
Date Created 05/14/2001
Last Updated 08/14/2003
Status Archive
Type General Article