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Richtx32.ocx and Comctl32.ocx register

Posted on 1998-07-14
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How can I register richtx32.ocx and comctl32.ocx with ODE Tools?
I use these controls with an application made in Access 97, but when I run the setup (made with ODE) this controls don't run properly... I think that I don't make a correct setup program... How can I include the register of these controls in my setup?

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Question by:abautistat
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What we've done to get around this problem is build a small Visual Basic EXE that we load on the user's system during installation that calls the Shell function and runs regsvr32 to register the OCX's. The core code looks like this:

    '   Register each OCX
    '   Build the run string
    strSystemDirectory = "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\"
    strApplicationDirectory = "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\"
    strAppName = "COMCTL32.OCX"
    strRun = strSystemDirectory & "regsvr32.exe /s " & _ strApplicationDirectory & strAppName
   
    '   Run Regsvr32
    dReturn = Shell(strRun, vbMinimizedNoFocus)
    DoEvents
    '   If dReturn = 0 then Shell failed

Note that you will have to copy the VB virtual machine file to the user's system as well (see the VB documentation for more info)  It's very fast and very reliable.
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by:pglick
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Consult Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q163183 titled:  "ODE97: Supporting Files for ActiveX Controls in ODE"

This lists out the supporting files that you need to include in your ODE setup in addition to the ocx's that you have already mentioned.

I ran into a similar problem and this solved it for me.

Good luck
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