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Posted on 2001-06-20
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Hi guys.

I'm trying to use the object tag in my HTML page.
my HTML looks like:
<OBJECT ID="myobj" CLASSID="clsid:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX..." CODEBASE="my.doamin.com/myobj/myobj.dll">
Object instantiation failed!
</OBJECT>

When I run this page, I get the "Object instantiation failed!" message.
The URL is right, and so is the class ID.
What could be wrong?
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Question by:memilavi
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by:a.marsh
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What kind of object is it? The text between the <object> tags gets displayed when the browser cannot display the object - maybe because it does not support it....

:o\

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by:memilavi
ID: 6212961
The object is a standard COM object.
When I try to initiate it using the 'createObject' method of VBScript, it works without any problem.
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by:a.marsh
ID: 6213464
Are you just trying it in IE? Or Netscape aswell?

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DreamMaster earned 70 total points
ID: 6213629
If I am not mistaking any ActiveX objects that will be used in standard HTML should be compiled as ActiveX OCX files....server sides are DLL's....could this possibly be the source of your problems as you say that it works using the CreateObject command?

Cheers,
Max.
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by:memilavi
ID: 6221625
The object is an OCX file.
I didn't understand from you if OCX can or cannot be used in object tag.
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by:DreamMaster
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It can....usually at least....

There might have been made a mistake in the creation of that object though....

Max.
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by:kikkertm
ID: 6318102
If you say your object is an .ocx, why is the codebase pointing to a .DLL ??
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by:DreamMaster
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kikkertm > That is what had me confused as well...

Max.
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This question has been abandoned. Would the experts please indicate how
this should be closed out. Is there a comment which should be accepted?
Should the points be split? Should it be reduced to zero points and PAQed?
should it be deleted?  In the absence of direction, the default will be
for me to delete.

TIA for helping to clean up the old questions.

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by:a.marsh
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mmm...I think delete or 0 PAQ.

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by:kikkertm
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I agree with a.marsh. Delete !
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by:memilavi
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Hi guys.

Sorry for not responding for a lot of time, but I found the answer myself, and in was none of the answers here.

The answer is, the ocx should be visibe, that is - a User Control in VB. Invisible objects just won't do.

The closest answer was DreamMasters', and therefore he gets the points.
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Well...glad I was helpfull memilavi...

Max.
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