Re: Satspy program problems

Jim Varney (
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 22:44:28 -0800

Steve Bolton wrote:

>I have noticed that Satspy flashes an error message and terminates when I
>try to use files containing more than about 8,000 elsets. I'll not go into
>detail now, but if interested persons could contact me I'd appreciate the help.

My guess is that you have bumped into the 65k Windows API memory limit.  Common
dialog boxes, list boxes, etc. are limited to 5,000 - 8,000 items.  This limit
is present no matter how much RAM you have.  It is internal to Windows and is
not a function of the application.

Please direct your complaints to Redmond, Washington :)

 -- Jim

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