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Using Active X components in MFC application

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I have an apllication which uses Active X controls - MSFlexiGrid and MSChart to show data in tabular and graphical form. These two controls are embedded in a CDialog Class (A dialog Box), (N.B.: Sveral other controls such as text box and buttons are also put into the same dialog box). The application is built using VC++. When I run the application on the terminal where it was developed, the application works perfectly. However, after creating an installation program using Installsheild and installing it on a different terminal, the application fails to load the dialog box which contain these two ActiveX controls. Am I missing out something which I should include in the installation program (I have already included the two .OCX files associated with the two ActiveX control in the installation program)?
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by:heyhey_
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1. have you registered these ActiveX controls on the client computer during the instalation ?
2. maybe these components need some additional files ??? check their documentation, how to distribute them
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umzilber earned 50 total points
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Use Dependecy Walker in Visual Studio to find out which DLL are needed for example MSChart needs advapi32.dll, oleaut32.dll and gdi32.dll among the standard DLL's


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I ahve Visual C++ installed on my computer, however, it does not contain any 'dependency walker' software. Where do I get that from? Do I need to install the entire Visual Studio?
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by:umzilber
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You can find it on Microsoft site and it is also included with Visual Studio 6.0 when you install Visual C++ 6.0 Enterprise
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