VB6 - RichTextBox - No Licence


I have transferred an entire Project from a machine running Windows 98 to a Newer Machine running Windows XP.

When I compile the application, for every Form on which I am using the RichTextBox Control, the following message is logged:

Cannot load control RichTextBox; No licence found.

Any idead what the problem could be ?.

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RichTextBox is a commercially produced component for .NET development:


It would appear that you have a license for this product installed on your old development machine but neglected to re-install that license on your new machine.  I suggest you look through your records for the purchase information and retrieve the license and put it on the new machine.

Uday EthirajuluCTOCommented:
     You can download or copy the richtextbox control which you have been previously used and you have to register teh component in you system
by using
      regsrvr32 <ocx name.

AnninAuthor Commented:

I do not remember ever purchasing a licence for the use of the RichTextBox control. It was provided with VB6 Professional and I was able to use it on my old development machine.

I simply have no idea what to do.

Thanks anyway.

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