DAX Studio recent Win7 SP1 crashes

We've just found out that a recent security update to the .Net framework in January 2018 for Windows 7 SP1 has been causing crashes in DAX Studio when accessing the File menu. Unfortunately this issue is outside of our control and affects any WPF based windows app which references the Windows Font collection (which DAX Studio does in the Options window)

If this issue is affecting you the following link outlines the cause of the issue and some possible fixes https://github.com/dotnet/announcements/issues/53

This fault typically manifests as a fatal DAX Studio crash with a CrashReporter dialog which reports an "MS.Internal.FontFace.CompositeFontParser.Fail" exception and a message saying "No FontFamily element found in FontFamilyCollection that matches current OS or greater: Windows7SP1"

Hopefully a follow-up patch for this will be released soon that will remove the need for people to apply manual fixes for this.

Print | posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 7:08 AM