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ActiveX controls in a web app

Posted on 2000-01-24
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Last Modified: 2010-04-09
Why does my web application not install the ActiveX Control?  I am using VB6 to develop my application and I package and deploy it placng everything in the .cab file.  So why then will it not show the ActiveX control?  It is OK on a developers machine because that person already has the control installed.  On a user's machine they don't already have the control and all that appears is a rectangle where the control should be.  Just like the box that appears if there should be a picture but the picture cannot be found.

We are using IE5.

Any other info that you need to know then just ask!!  Ah yes, we are using IIS 4
Question by:andcu
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Expert Comment

ID: 2386309
Is the security of IE on high?
Perhaps it would be helpful if you could send the .inf file which is located in the cab and the object-tag you use in your page.

Author Comment

ID: 2388706
We have since got in contact with Microsoft.  Keep you posted!!

Author Comment

ID: 2388707
We thought security in IE too but made no difference.  :-(

Accepted Solution

jmoore01 earned 300 total points
ID: 2487831
There are a few different things that could cause this problem.  Could you supply some more information such as:

Do you have any third-party controls in the ActiveX control?

Have you used the License Package Tool for your control?

It may help to see the HTML you are using for your control...

Author Comment

ID: 2488950
Ah, yes!!  I'd forgotten all about this question.  Apologies.

The answer is that the lpk file was missing just as is one of your suggestions jmoore01.  I shall accept your comment as the answer

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