When opening an application file in Workplace Tech 5.x, the following error message appears: AppXMLAddon error code: -########## unknown error.

Issue

When opening an application file in Workplace Tech 5.x, the following error message appears: 

"AppXMLAddon error code: -##########" "unknown error."  (where # = random numbers)

Product Line

TAC I/A Series

Environment

Workplace Tech 5.X

Cause

This error is caused by an illegal character in the application's nciLocation snvt. The character looks like a bold vertical line. WorkPlace Tech 4.0 did not have an issue with this character but WorkPlace Tech 5.x generates the above error.

Resolution

To eliminate the error:

  1. Open the application with WorkPlace Tech 5.x and continue to click OK until the drawing opens. 
  2. Locate the nciLocation snvt and check its initial value.
  3. Delete the unknown character from that entry field, and re-compile the application.