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Creating OCX for use in Excel etc.

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Does anyone have any good references on writing OCX's in Delphi?

I am trying to write an OCX control that I can then use in Excel.  I thought it'd be easy.  I follow the basic process of ...
1. Create VCL control
2. Wrap as an ActiveX control
3. Register it
... but the control does not appear in the list when I do an "Insert | Object" in Excel.

Any ideas?

(p.s. Using D6)
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by:bruintje
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Hi Hamlet,

reading from what you did it should work like that

maybe you've to choose insert object and then do a search for the component

why it doesn't appear in the list i don't know, but i use a control in an excel application that was registered on the PC and was not visible in the list of objects. i looked on disk and added it that way and it worked just fine

HTH:O)Bruintje
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by:Hamlet081299
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Okay ... I've figured out where I'm going wrong.

It's the way I was trying to insert the object.

Using the menu "Insert | Object" does not work, but instead do this...

1. View | Toolbars | Control Toolbox

2. Click on the "More Controls" button.

3. Select the control.

I'll leave this question here for others who are struggling with this one.
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