VB and copyright for OCXs
Posted on 1998-07-29
I have a number of PCs, all running WinNT SP3, on which Visual Basic 5, as well as the service pack, have been installed.
My problem is that some (currently two) of the installations have problems. They do not recognise the copyright information that is written (I assume) to the registry. The symptom is that VB will not allow me to use any of the common controls (from COMDLG32.OCX) or the MS Flex Grid control (from MSFLXGRD.OCX, which comes with the service pack), saying when they are tried to be used "You do not have copyright access to the control" (or something like that).
All the 'easy' fixes have been tried - re-installing VB, using REGSVR32.EXE to re-register the OCXs, the whole bit. I don't know exactly what these controls require in the registry, or I'd change it myself (no doubt that's the point - if it was easy to change it yourself, then the copyright could be avoided).