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Release/Debug configuration builds of ActiveX Control(C++)

Posted on 2003-11-17
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I am developing an activex control(C++) to interface to a VB UI shell.  If the activex control is compiled under a Release configuration - all appears OK - activex runs fine.

If the activex control is compiled under the Debug configuration - the control won't register correctly - get "not registerable as an ActiveX component" - hence I cannot debug the activex control - since the control requires an exe to run(in this case my VB UI shell which calls one of the activex controls functions).

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

George Sze
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If registration of ActiveX control fails in Debug mode, you can debug it using regsvr32 as executable for debugging.
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Or try to manually unregister the release version first.  And you may need to reboot -- maybe something the ActiveX does causes it to get stuck in memory and so can't be replaced or something like that.
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