OK, so this is weird.
I have two laptops running SG Pro, one goes into the observatory to connect to the equipment and the other to use for testing and to control the first one over the LAN. I am trying to learn which is the better plate solving tool (PlateSolve2 or ASTAP) so I have been testing both on some recent images I have taken in the last month or so.
The observatory laptop is a Dell Inspiron 14" 5000 2-in-1 (i7 8GB) while the monitoring and control laptop is an ASUS 17" GL753VE (i7 16GB) , both running the identical same version of Windows 10 version 2004, with the latest updates as of today (4/22/2021). Both are showing .NET Framework 4.8 installed and both are running SGPro v188.8.131.520.
On the observatory laptop, using either the Equipment Profile Manager or the Control Panel Plate Solve tab, the PlateSolve 2.29 window will not open a Windows File Dialog using either the File Open option nor the Focus Analysis option. It just flashes with no other effects.
The weird thing is that if I run the PlateSolve2.exe found in the SequenceGenerator folder spearately from SGPro, it works fine. It only fails to open the Windows File Dialog if it runs PlateSolve2.exe from within SGPro. Not sure if it works during a sequence run as I have not tried that. Everything works fine when I run SGPro from the ASUS laptop, but that is not the laptop I connect to the equipment with.
Since I am a retired software engineer, I tried everything I could think of, including swapping out PlateSolve2 exe’s, . dll’s and ocx’s. No luck.
Thanks in advance for any other suggestions.