February 4, 2011

InfoCenter hanging AutoCAD when debugging ObjectARX .NET code

Filed under: AutoCAD — Tags: — Darrin Maidlow @ 7:05 am

I’ve been having an annoying problem this week when starting AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 from C# to debug.  Each time AutoCAD starts it hangs on the communication center.  Until I kill the WSCommCtr2.exe task AutoCAD will not finish loading.  Disabling the communication center involves a quick registry change the following key value to 0:

   1: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R18.1\ACAD-9002-409\InfoCenter\InfoCenterOn 

You may see a different version (R18.1) or product id (ACAD-9002-409)  depending on which AutoCAD flavor you have installed.  Tweak that key and you should be good to go!

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