Layout and screen formatting disappears from the design screen in the XSL Editor

Date: 25 September 2006
Product/Release: LANSA for the Web V11.3
Abstract: After applying one of the recent Internet Explorer updates, the layout and formatting in the XSL Editor design screen can randomly disappear
Submitted By: LANSA Technical Support


An issue has been found with one of the recent automatic updates to Internet Explorer, which causes the redraw of the XSL Editor design screen to fail. The effect of this is that at random times the design screen will lose all formatting and colors. This does not affect the execution of the WAM.

Example screen showing missing formatting


It should be possible to recover from this by repeatedly pressing F5 to refresh the screen. In some cases the screen will not return to normal until you restart LANSA and the XSL Editor.

Since this Explorer update has already been superseded, it is not possible to remove this update on its own


While the defect appears to be in the Update that Microsoft has supplied, a code workaround has been found that is scheduled to be addressed in an EPC for Visual LANSA V11.

Refer to the EPC information page for updates.