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VB6 Error 1931 with Windows Installer: hhctrl.ocx

Posted on 2004-10-13
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This question is a follow up to Q_21162987.html from which I learned that scrrun.dll is not a distributable.

I am now getting Error 1931 relative to hhctrl.ocx

Please could an expert tell me if hhctrl.ocx should be removed from the list of files that Installer distributes with my app.

Thanks

Gordon





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by:EDDYKT
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>>hhctrl.ocx

is for htmlhelp. You can leave it
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So I don't need to distribute it with my app?
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I believe this come with xp or higher. May not come with windows 2000 or lower
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You can mark this file to share
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I've marked the file to share but I still get Error 1931 during the installation.

My app is distributed to W2K and NT4 machines so, from what you say, I need to distribute it these but not XP machines. The VB6 development is done on XP SP2.

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The UK reference describes the problem exactly. Skipping the warning during the install, as the UK source recommends is a sort-of fix. But it's not really a solution because my users don't like to see any error messages during installations.

Should I be looking at the conditional actions offered by Windows Installer (and which I don't yet understand)?
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Matti earned 250 total points
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Hi!

Remove hhctrl.ocx from the installer.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/htmlhelp/html/hwMicrosoftHTMLHelpDownloads.asp

It's freely redistributed HTML-help control HHUPD.EXE

Sugest you add this patch on you redistribution media, this control might be missing on NT 4.0 or older , so it's not very regent.

This tool maybe used to launch individual files after install:
http://www.cornerhouse.ca/en/msilaunch.html

Matti

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Right on, thank you Matti
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