atila-diffusion wrote: I have a very strange error with ArchiCAD 17 on windows only. In the "Extension Manager", when my add-on is loaded, the following message is displayed:
“This file is an old Add-On, it cannot be used on this ArchiCAD version”
That error message doesn't mean anything more than, "something went wrong when trying to load the add-on".
First check that the correct resources are loaded, e.g. the MDID. Then check that it links against the correct libraries.
Each add-on contains a number of *.grc resource files ("Graphisoft Resource Compiler"). One of these files defines the MDID resource to identify the add-on. This consists of a Developer ID and a Local ID (add-on ID). The Developer ID is assigned to you by Graphisoft. Without a proper MDID, the add-on should still load ... but ONLY if you launch AC in Demo Mode (no keyplug installed).
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What is 'e.g. The MDID' ??
So i tried my add-on on two others computers, it works...
But it still doesn't work when i tried on any computer.
Karl has covered the MDID question. If it works on some computers but not on others, then we have to look elsewhere. The most likely culprit is a VS runtime mismatch. There are multiple versions of the VS 2010 runtime. If the build version doesn't match the runtime version, it can prevent the DLL from loading. Take a look here.