Deployment Problem: comdlg32.ocx not present on user machine

Posted on 2001-06-11
Last Modified: 2013-11-23
When I load my program on user machine it loads great.  When I run the program, it runs well to a point, then I get Error 339 "Comdlg32.ocx or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing."

Comdlg32.ocx is one of the files Microsoft doesn't want I didn't.  That file is not on the new host computer.  How can I overcome this problem?  Of course, I know I could bootleg the file onto the new computer (I tested it and the program works completely), but I don't want problems with Microsoft.  Please help.

Question by:DrJax
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Expert Comment

ID: 6177558
you should be able to distribute that file.  where did you see that ms doesn't want you to do that?

Expert Comment

ID: 6177563
if you really don't want to distribute the file you could use class wrappers around the api's that has the same functionality of the common dialog and then get rid of the common dialog in the project.
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Expert Comment

ID: 6177564
'Comdlg32.ocx is one of the files Microsoft doesn't want redistributed' - why not?  Who says?

We re-distribute it.  

I'm worried!  

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Joebob earned 100 total points
ID: 6177944
Comdlg32.ocx is run-time free so deploying it shouldn't be a problem assuming you don't overwrite it with an older version.  I believe that IE also installs the latest version of Comdlg32 when it is installed so you may be able to just install IE 5.5.

Expert Comment

ID: 6177954
Uhm? I doubt thats true.. I use Wise Installer for Windows and it has an .msi file for Comdlg32.ocx which as far as I know is a Windows Installer file..

Author Comment

ID: 6178159
I read Q216368 from the Microsoft support page, which clearly states "no redistribution" for this file.  Had I bothered to read the entire article I would have noticed the link to an update in case we have to distribute it.  Sorry for the unwarranted fear generated.  Don't know who to award the points to.


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ID: 6178194
jspano gave you an answer.. but not really to your specific question.. which was how to use the ComDlg32.ocx Joebob was the closest to really give a possible solution

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