How to resolve a problem in creating the instance of an Active EXE when it is registered in a specific location?.

Posted on 2002-07-24
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Hi Experts,
I have a problem in creating the instance of the Active X EXE. Please find the descrption below.

I have created an Active X EXE and registered it from "C:\Program Files". Then the client application is not able to create the instance of the Active X EXE. The same thing is happening if I register the Active X EXE from any of the subdirectories of "C:\Program Files". However, the client is properly creating the instance if the Active X EXE is registered from any other directory in C: drive. If I have the similar directory structure from D:\, then also it is working fine

The C Drive is a FAT system and D: Drive is an NTFS

With regards,
Narahari Sanga
Question by:nsanga
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Expert Comment

ID: 7174335
You should originally have the ActiveX exe register in the same folder that the application's exe file is in, thought I don't believe it should matter, since when registering itself it links to the application file.

I had a problem like this once, where I came to believe that since it registered itself originally under one folder it didn't understand when I registered it again under a different one.

I changed the name of the ActiveX exe and compiled again and registered into the same folder as the application file and it worked.


Accepted Solution

MrRoper earned 150 total points
ID: 7174396
Might be because of the long filenames i.e. the space between "Program Files", How are you creating the object at the client?

Author Comment

ID: 7174466
Hi RichW,
Thanks for the suggestion.

It's the client system and I can't change the Active X EXE name. Also I can't build the Active X EXE on this system since the development environment (VB) is not available.

I have observed that the problem is not due to the long file names and spaces in the path.

Narahari Sanga
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Author Comment

ID: 7187469
I have resolved this problem. This is for those who are interested.

One has to create the short path of the Active X exe if the application is installed in FAT file system and register with this path (typically MS-DOS path).

With regards,
Narahari Sanga
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Hi nsanga,
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Author Comment

ID: 8041009
Thanks for your comments and suggestions.

Though it was not helpful then, now I feel MrRoper gave the answer to some extent. I will accept his comment.

Warm regards,
Narahari Sanga

Author Comment

ID: 8041011
Thank you MrRoper

Warm regards,
Narahari Sanga

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