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how to use files like vbx?

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how do i use files like vbx in vb5 professional?
do i need to use regsvr32.exe to register them or what?
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by:kamall
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VBX files are not supported in VB5 because they are 16-bit. You must look for corresponding functionallity in ActiveX controls (OCX's).
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by:mrmick
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superidiot, first of all, 3 points is way below fair.  Second, kamall's answer is absolutely correct and is a perfect response to your question... If you expect a different answer, you should up the points to 50 (you should do this anyway), grade this answer with an "A", and post a correctly worded question because kamall has offered THE answer to THIS question.
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Also... consider showing a little courtesy to those from whom you are seeking help by offering an explanation when you reject an answer.
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Actually, it's too bad MS didn't give us the ability to use VBX's in VB4 and VB5 (it might have been nice for backward compatibility), although I suppose it would have hindered acceptance of the new OCX format.  I suppose it would be possible (with great difficulty) to write a 32-bit wrapper for VBX's, but AFAIK it hasn't been done by anyone.  Kamall did indeed answer the question correctly.
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Adjusted points to 5
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Superboy might have a limited number of points, but considering the simplicity of his questions he's being very generous.

If he actually described what he wanted to do, then he'd get a better response. Like, what VBX he wants to use, and why.

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tstaddon, FYI:

1) VBXs are 16 bit technology - unusable in VB5 - period!
2) If you're curious, you can click superboy's hyperlink which will reveal that superboy logged on for the first time on 1/24/98 and has asked only two questions for a total of 35 points.  Note: This question started at 3 points, and the other started at 2 points.  superboy has been very generous to up the combined total to a value below that of a single easy ranked question.
3) Now, if you can remember back to when you first logged on (1/5/98) - you'd know that you are given points when you first sign up plus 5 per day thereafter.  This isn't a guessing game, check out the facts.  While you're at it - check out...

http://www.experts-exchange.com/info/howto.htm

Specifically, be sure to read the third paragraph titled "Ask Your Question" and when you've read that paragraph, click on the hyperlink "What is a Question", and then read that too. Shouldn’t take you but a few minutes.

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hey , mrmick, i am sick of guys that are like u...
i check out the comment u made early abt wiredmind..
this exchange thing is not free..i guess u are either
not aware of this or u are a S.O.B. Either u are working
for this exchange thing or u are a big lamer who has nothing
bether to do ...i think u yourself has to check out "what is
a answer" in the exchange thing rather than posting comments
that are unrelated to the questions asked by people..
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Like all the others said YOU CANT USE VBX's IN VB5. Full stop, no questions asked, there is NO WAY to do it. you have to find a 32-bit OCX instead. if you cant, then install vb4 16-bit!

and 5 points is NO WHERE near enough for any question. I could tell you 1 + 1 for that, but thats about it.
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Superboy, could you please explain to me and to the other experts what do you exactly want, and why did you rejected my answer?
If you can answer my question fairly, I will be glad to award you double the points you put for your question.
Thanks for mrmick, future, and KEWL for their help, and as they said, 5 points are well beyond fair for any question.
Regards to all.
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