PythonWin problems

R.Marquez ny_r_marquez at
Thu Jan 1 14:58:26 CET 2004

The bug you are experiencing has been posted already in the "Python
for Windows Extensions" since 2003-08-08. See:

Also, a workaround was posted by another user on 2003-09-10.  See:

Why this has not been fixed yet is a good question.


"Colin J. Williams" <cjw at> wrote in message news:<z5GIb.10324$Vl6.2031681 at>...
> PythonWin has been my favourite IDE for quite a while.
> When one right clicks on a .py file in the Windows Explorer, among the 
> options are Open and Edit.  The former is the default and executes 
> Python, with the selected script.  The latter activates the PythonWin 
> editor, with the selected script.
> Since, most frequently, I wish to edit the script, or execute it with 
> the debugger, I tried changing the default to Edit, using the Edit File 
> Type menu.
> Unfortunately, this leads to a couple of problems:
> 1. Any activity becomes horrendously slow, and
> 2. The following message appears:
>     LoadBarState failed - LoadBarState failed (with win32 exception!)
> [Dbg]>>>
> Does anyone have a workaround suggestion?
> Thanks.
> Colin W.

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