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Bug First Firmware Update

Hello Everyone

I'm new in the community.
I bought the EZ-robot pack.I followed the tutorial up to step 6.=,
but i have a problem when updating firmware.
I select the com port, click connect, and...
... i have this error

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My computer is in french, windows 7, 64bits.

Here are the details:

Consultez la fin de ce message pour plus de détails sur l'appel du débogage
juste-à-temps (JIT) à la place de cette boîte de dialogue.

************** Texte de l'exception **************
System.FormatException: Le format de la chaîne d'entrée est incorrect.
à System.Number.ParseDouble(String value, NumberStyles options, NumberFormatInfo numfmt)
à System.Convert.ToDouble(String value)
à .(Object , EventArgs )
à System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
à System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
à System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
à System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
à System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
à System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
à System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
à System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
à System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
à System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Assemblys chargés **************
Version de l'assembly :
Version Win32 : 4.0.30319.1 (RTMRel.030319-0100)
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
EZ-B Firmware Update
Version de l'assembly : 2013.1.10.0
Version Win32 : 2013.01.10.00
CodeBase : file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/EZ-Robot%20Inc/EZ-Builder/EZ-B%20Firmware%20Update.exe
Version de l'assembly :
Version Win32 : 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
Version de l'assembly :
Version Win32 : 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
Version de l'assembly :
Version Win32 : 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
Version de l'assembly : 2013.1.10.0
Version Win32 : 2013.01.10.00
CodeBase : file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/EZ-Robot%20Inc/EZ-Builder/EZ_B.DLL
Version de l'assembly :
Version Win32 : 4.0.30319.1 (RTMRel.030319-0100)
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
Version de l'assembly :
Version Win32 : 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
Version de l'assembly :
Version Win32 : 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Speech/v4.0_4.0.0.0__31bf3856ad364e35/System.Speech.dll
Version de l'assembly :
Version Win32 : 4.0.30319.1 (RTMRel.030319-0100)
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/mscorlib.resources/v4.0_4.0.0.0_fr_b77a5c561934e089/mscorlib.resources.dll
Version de l'assembly :
Version Win32 : 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
CodeBase : file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms.resources/v4.0_4.0.0.0_fr_b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.resources.dll

************** Débogage JIT **************
Pour activer le débogage juste-à-temps (JIT), le fichier de configuration pour cette
application ou cet ordinateur (machine.config) doit avoir la valeur
jitDebugging définie dans la section system.windows.forms.
L'application doit également être compilée avec le débogage

Par exemple :

Lorsque le débogage juste-à-temps est activé, les exceptions non gérées
seront envoyées au débogueur JIT inscrit sur l'ordinateur
plutôt que d'être gérées par cette boîte de dialogue.

I'm sorry if my English is bad, i'm french and just speak a little english.
what should I do ?


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It looks like a .net framework problem, sorry I only understand English so couldn't read what the messages said but past experiences with that dialogue box has always lead back to the .net framework.
Another words he needs to install microsoft .net framework 2.0 , correct?
Selon des conditions d'installation, je suis d'accord avec des Rich et jstarne1...."microsoft.net framework 2.0":)
ARC need to install microsoft .net framework 4 before instal ARC.
But it works with framework 2.0 ?
I believe 4.5 is the most recent version but it may be a good idea to update /reinstall it. Microsoft. Net framework 4.5
I had a brain fart. 2.0 is what comes with a fresh install. Then you gotta install an updated version to replace it.
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Yes, reinstall .net 4.0 (or higher) and see if it solves the problem.
I reinstalled .net framework 4.5 but it not solves the problem.
Morever i had install ARC on my other computer but it the same problem.

"the format of the input string is incorrect"
The error is because your culture is set to french. French uses a comma (,) instead of a period like the rest of the world:)

Visit the Control Panel -> Region -> Additional Settings -> Change decimal from a , to .

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and DJ bags another solution:) Anyone reading these problem threads will find his fingerprints on 75%( I hope i am not toooo low)...amazing
:) haha, thanks! I added a check for this in the next version. I never thought a comma as a decimal would not be parsed by the Convert functions within .Net... Very silly - since the .Net lives within the specified culture of the OS. Oh well! New versions will check for it and warn the user
Hello, I am french canadian and I have the same problem. My Vista setup is French (use comma). I have modified to use "." and work fine now . Thanks DJ :-) After the update, I replace the comma in setup language.

Bonjour Kalinox, j'avais le même problème et suite au instruction de DJ j'ai remplacé la virgule par le point dans mes réglages de région et tout est ok maintenant. Après la mise à jour j'ai replacé la virgule :-) Bonne et belle journée :)
Hello, I am Hungarian and I had the same problem and this was the solution! Jepppeee!
hello, it works, i can launch update:)

but now i have a new problem:( ,when i launch update, after a few seconde, i have this message:

Attempting connection on COM3
EZ-B reports EZ-B Firmware V2

Welcome to EZ-Robot!:)

This is the first time you have used this EZ-B. After this upgrade, we recommend that you take a moment to view the tutorials at www.ez-robot.com/Tutorials. Nearly every question you have regarding EZ-Robot is answered in the Tutorials.

Press the HELP menu option to watch a video about this Firmware Upgrade process.
Starting Boot Loader...

sending ping
sending ping
sending bootloader
Failed to load bootloader!

Have you selected the correct EZ-B COM port? Use the Help menu option to view the online help and watch a video demonstration.

If you are considering contacting us, ensure you have followed the tutorial first. You may find the tutorial by pressing HELP from the menu. If you still feel necessary to Contact Us or post on the forum, we will require a copy of the debug message by pressing Edit and pasting it to us.

Nearly every issue is resolved by properly following the tutorial and ensuring you have the Microsoft Native Bluetooth Stack. This software is not supported in a Virtual Machine.
I am EZ-B BootLoader. Gimmie Firmware! "

I'm damned !
No your NOT damned! I had the same "Failed to load bootloader! " it took 4 trys for it to start downloading! Just keep powering off EZ board and removing the bluetooth dongle inbetween trys!:)
Your really really close now!
GOOD ! After a lot of try, it works !:)

This time it is the right !

Thanks a lot for the help.
Huzzah! I share your happiness:) .....the excitement starts...now!
It works ... super :)