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I have no experience with VB. I need to create ActiveX control at run-time. I tried to use GetObject and CreateObject passing ProgID. Object is created successfully. But then I cannot call any of its methods or set any of its properties. I even can't show it if I set Visible control window property to true. I get run-time error "Object doesn't support this method".

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Dim objChart As Object
Set objChart = GetObject("", "mschartlib.mschart")
objChart.Visible = True
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Question by:galkin
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by:ndb
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You should try to make a new object:
Dim objChart As New Object
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by:galkin
ID: 1467938
I tried your solution and I get compiler error "Expected: identifier"
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by:percosolator
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got the doesn't support this property or method.

why do you need to create it at run-time?  Why not use early binding?
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by:galkin
ID: 1467940
I try to change control window properties, for instance Visible. In this case I get error that property or method is not supported bu the control. If I call really control method or set proprty I get OLE run-time error.
I do need to create ActiveX control at run-time. I guessed it is very basic simple task, in C++ I would do it in 10 seconds.
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chitnis earned 200 total points
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Activex controls cannot be created at runtime.You have to load at least one controlmyocx(0) on the form at design time,Set its index property to 0 and then create a control array by saying
  load myocx(1)
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by:galkin
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Could you give me an example. I am absolutely not familiar with VB syntax.
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