Problem licensing comct332
Posted on 2004-10-05
I'm working on a VB 5.0 application that uses the CoolBar control from Microsoft Windows Common Controls -3 6.0 (comct332). I realize that this control comes with VB6.0 but have used it successfully with VB5.0.
I recently moved my VB development to another W2000 machine and now the CoolBar control does not work. I am getting an error log message that says the control cannot be loaded because the licence cannot be found. The interesting thing is that when I look at the Components added to the project I see the proper reference to the comct322.ocx file. On the other hand, when I look at the References in the project I see vbcxxxxx.oca (instead of comct322.oca)... the 'xxxxx' are numeric values.
I've tried unregisterring and reregisterring the ocx but that does not seem to solve the problem.
I've also run the vbfix utility (for VB5.0) that is supposed to fix licensing issues.
The most recent thing that I tried was creating an application setup on my original development machine and running it on the new one. When the application is installed on client machines it runs fine but, even after this, I still get the license missing message.
Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.