I still can't reproduce this. Can you tell me precisely the exact sequence of clicks you use after opening a new project?
I've just discovered how to more easily recreate this problem. Ramones actually made me think of it with what he said:
...if I have more than one object selected and I click in the white area below properties or on the grey margin to the left of the properties. It doesn't crash if I've only a single object selected and I click there.
I mentioned that this crash only occurs when I had a sprite selected in the projects tab on the right dock, and then clicked somewhere in the left dock's properties tab below "More Information | Help". What I didn't take into account, is whether or not selecting a sprite in the Projects tab also highlights/selects all of those sprites in the layout. It does, and if you have more than one of that sprite anywhere in your layout, you will crash when clicking in the mentioned location. It doesn't happen for me if I only have one instance of that sprite placed in the layout.
<img src="http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/3299/propertiesclickcrash003.png" border="0" />
The exact clicks to reproduce this error from scratch, without a capx example, would be:
Open Construct 2 r114/r116/r117 by double clicking a desktop shortcut,
left click File (or the file button rather),
left click New,
left click New Empty Project,
right click "Object types" in the Projects Tab,
left click "Insert new object",
double click Sprite,
left click anywhere on the layout to place it,
Exit out of "Edit image" window that should pop-up,
Ctrl+C to copy the sprite already selected,
Ctrl+V to initiate pasting duplicate sprite,
left click anywhere else on the layout,
left click the Sprite listing under "Object types" in your Projects tab,
left click anywhere below "More information | Help on the left,
Construct 2 should crash and create the stopped working window.
This happens on any project I've opened where a sprite has more than one instance in the layout, and that area is clicked.
Can anyone else reproduce this? Maybe it's specific to Windows XP (I tried on Windows 8)
Actually, it looks like out of the 3 other posts in this topic which claim they've experienced this, only one of them had Windows XP, the other two were using Windows 7 SP1 64-bit like myself.
Keep your work safe with C2's backup options ?
<img src="smileys/smiley18.gif" border="0" align="middle" /> ...How in the world did I miss that when I read the manual, good grief. Thanks Kyatric, been reading your helpful replies in topics for a while now. /Insert "feels like a fool" sentence.
EDIT: Just checked to see if clicking anywhere else can cause the crash as well. Had no luck except for one spot.. clicking anywhere to the left of the properties tab on the edge of the screen/window.. probably only a one-to-few pixel-wide spot which is just as deadly all the way down the side of the tab.
Sounds to me like Construct doesn't know what to do when attempting to deselect from multiple sprites (by clicking an area that doesn't have any backboard-like coded response as to how to de-select them, like when you click off them in the layout? It has no problem deselecting a property after editing it, but using that spot to deselect the sprites?: No good.