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MSComm32.ocx

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Hi,
I wrote a small program which uses the MSComm32.ocx to transfert data from serial port. On my computer, it works very weel, but when I want to execute it on a other computer, an error message tells me that a not supported operation was tempted. This error occurs each time that the program performs the UpdateData() function.  I used the class wizard to map a control variable to the ocx. My question is why it is working on my PC and not on other? I tried to compile my app whith the MFC in a static library but I got the same error.
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by:jtwine100697
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  Are you sure that the OCX is available and registered on the "other computer"?

-=- James.
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by:adnrwin
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The OCX wasn't registered on the other computer. I regitered it (with Visual C++ 4.0 CD) and my program worked. What files are needed to use the MSComm32.ocx and what my installation program does have to write in the registry for registering this OCX?
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stefanr earned 20 total points
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You register OCX:es with the program REGSVR32.EXE, that is supplied with the NT system itself.

I.e.
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32>regsvr32 mscomm32.ocx

To unregister, just use the /u switch. Theres no need to write in the registry yourself.

/Stefan
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by:jtwine100697
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  "stefanr" is right...  You can make the calls to REGSVR32.EXE from your (un)install program.

-=- James.
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Thanks guys!!
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