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TDateTimePicker and comctl32.dll

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I'm using the DateTimePicker in an project. When I install it on a Win95 machine, I get this error message "This control requires version 4.70 or greater of COMCTL32.DLL". I have learn that this version is installed with Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater. If I take the one on my development machine and install, register it on the Win95 system, then it will prevent it to boot.

How can I install the more recent version of those control without having to install IE4?
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You don't need to install IE4 to get this version of COMCTL32.DLL. You can simply install the updated version of the COMCTL32 to any Windows 95 machine.

Simply download the update package from Microsoft and run it on the machine you want your application to run. The installation program for COMCTL32.DLL is smart enough not to install the DLL over a newer version, so it's pretty safe to run it in ANY Windows 95 machine.

Just one note: Do not install the DLL yourself. Let the installation program that comes with it do the job, since it takes a lot more than  simply copying the newer DLL on top of the old one.

All you have to do is download the update from Microsoft. Here's the URL:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.asp?

You can download the update program and deploy it with your applications.

Yours,

Alex
Athena's Place: http://www.bhnet.com.br/~simonet

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By the way:

http://support.microsoft.com/download/support/mslfiles/com32upd.exe

Will take you directly to the file you want.

Yours,

Alex

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Thanks a lot, I was thinking that copying the file and registering it will be doing the job...
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No it doesn't. In fact, doing so, can totally mess up the system (I had a really bad experience with that!). Let COM32UP.EXE do all the job and you are sure to be on the safe side. Also as I told you, there's no problem in running this update with IE5 (COMCTL32.DLL version 5.00.32), since the installation program will do some version checking and only effectively install the new DLL if it's newer than the currently installed one (you know the procedure).

You are allowed to distribute COM32UPD.EXE with your application... no laws will be broken!

Yours,

Alex
Athena's Place: http://www.bhnet.com.br/~simonet


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