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1. I created an ActiveX Control. and compiled it. Automatically, VB registered the control.  The project is in c:\MyActiveX
2. I used that control in my other project (Payroll System).  So, now its referencing the ocx file from the folder c:\MyActiveX.

my question:
What if I want to move the folder c:\MyActiveX to drive D:?  How can I open the Payroll project without having errors... Coz right now, the ActiveX controls in my payroll project becomes PictureBoxes.  How to I tell my Payroll project that the folder has been moved to drive D:?
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segan earned 200 total points
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Hi,

Whenever you open the project which uses that OCX, in design mode, VB will try to locate OCX in the same folder where it was registered.

To get pass this problem, open the .frm file in notepad and modify the path, which would something like,

Object = "{06799C28-B918-4A68-9614-7EF1ED27C4D1}#1.0#0"; "C:\MyOCX.ocx"

And better solution to this kind of problems is,

Allways keep your controls as UserControl Modules in the same project till it completed.

Selva.
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Grade changed.

killer5,

This response was complete, and even went beyond your request with some valuable advice.

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