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Hi all,
My project needs to use an OCX component. Now I use the "InstallShield for
D4" make the setup files, At its "Make Registry Changes" property, I add "Regsvr32 Test.ocx" to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce" key

But the problem is after copy all the files, must reboot the computer. How to avoid this?
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by:TOndrej
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There may be several options for you:

1. Tell Installshield to register the OCX. This may not be available in your old version of Installshield Express.

2. Tell Installshield to run regsvr32 (or your own executable, see below) during the installation.
You can register your OCX in code. I'm not sure if you have this option in your version of Installshield.

3. You can register your OCX in code, at startup of your application (if you detect that it's not already registered). Have a look at Demos\ActiveX\TRegSvr.
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by:SupWang
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Hi TOndrej,
Not found this option in this version of Installshield.
Can I add some commands to the iwz file?(*.iwz)
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Sorry, I don't know. I don't have neither Delphi 3 anymore nor the version of Installshield Express that came with it.
IIRC, since Delphi 5 Installshield allows you to check an option to register a COM DLL or OCX during installation.
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by:Lee_Nover
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you can manually register them in your app at startup
get the modules DllRegisterServer procedure and call it
like this :


type
  TRegSvr = procedure; stdcall;

procedure RegisterAX(const FileName: string);
var
  hLib: Cardinal;
  RegSvr: TRegSvr;
begin
  hLib:=LoadLibrary(PChar(FileName));
  if hLib = 0 then exit;
  try
    @RegSvr:=GetProcAddress(hLib, 'DllRegisterServer');
    if @RegSvr = nil then exit;
    RegSvr;
  finally
    FreeLibrary(hLib);
  end;
end;


DllRegisterServer is case sensitive so be careful :)
the code was writen directly in the browser but it should be fine
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