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Form Builder Crashes Dreamweaver

Thread began 6/18/2016 10:20 am by Daryl | Last modified 8/18/2016 7:20 pm by Ray Borduin | 201 views | 7 replies |

DarylBeta Tester

Form Builder Crashes Dreamweaver

Every time I try to create a form, my Dreamweaver install crashes. It crashes at varying points of designing the form, but as yet, I haven't actually managed to get to a point where I can install a form.

OSX El Capitan 10.11.5
Dreamweaver CC 2015 Build 7884
Data Bridge 1.2.3
Design Extender 1.2.1

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

There is a memory leak in Dreamweaver that has been causing crashes in large interfaces. So far I haven't found the solution or exact cause other than large interfaces in general. What phase of designing the form does it happen during? While adding the fields or the actual design of the form? Perhaps if I could narrow it down I could look into potential solutions or at least add an auto-recover to start back where you left off when a problem occurs.

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DarylBeta Tester

Hi Ray

Generally its when adding or editing a form element.

At the point that I wrote this post, I had tried to create a form 5 times and gave up.

I then decided to record me trying to create a form, and managed to do it on the third attempt.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Thanks for the link. It is helpful. We are going to have to rethink how we build UI's to try to work around this Dreamweaver issue in the future. Unfortunately there probably isn't much we can do to resolve it immediately. It appears to be related to opening and closing sub-ui's, so our only resolution may be to rework our interfaces to use a single UI with layered divs instead.

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DarylBeta Tester

Im glad it was helpful Ray, If your looking to change things a little, is there anyway that it could be updated to be more compatible wit responsive design as well?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Yes, that is in the plan as well. Thank you for the feedback.

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mick106153

Having the same problem I'm wondering if you have any suggestions as to how to minimize the likelihood of DW crashing out?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I'm afraid I haven't found much rhyme or reason to it. It seems to have something to do with graphics cards and is more prevalent on Macs. I used to think increasing RAM would help, but for some users that hasn't had an effect either, so I'm beginning to doubt that helps.

I think closing other background applications is a good idea, but realistically it is something either the Dreamweaver team will have to fix or we will have to find a better work around for in future versions. Sorry I can't be of more help than that for now.

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