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Reference library: Outlook 11.0 and other users still using Office10! "Problem loading DLL".

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Hi there,
Here's the scenerio: Access database I developed when I had Office Pro 2002.  My machine has been upgraded and IM department installed Outlook 2003 and retained the rest of Office 2002.  Now, when people enter the same database they have been using without a problem before, they receive the error message "Problem loading DLL" or something similar.  This distresses me slightly because I don't know how to trap that error and the user is thus introduced to the VBA editor in debug mode!  I have managed to find a quick and dirty fix which is highly similistic, but works: copy the Outlook 11.0 Object Library file (MSOUTL.OLB) from my computer and create a new folder called Office11 alongside their Office10 folder in Program Files > Microsoft Office and pop the MSOUTL.OLB file in there.  There has been 100% success using this tactic, but I am not satisfied:
Did Access automatically update the Outlook 10.0 Objects Library that I must have checked when developing to Outlook 11.0?
If so, would this have happened when I open the database? or will it be some kind of roll-out thing I should know about?
What would be a more suitable, long-term, sure-fast fix for this problem?
How can I trap this error in the future?

By the way, I no longer have the Outlook 10.0 Objects Library available in the list.
Your expert opinions are much appreciated on this issue.

Many thanks
Richard
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Is your code making reference to this Outlook object library?
Have u got it as a activex control on your form or via code?

if via code, have u considered late binding, so that problems with different versions dont occurr?

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by:Naryan108
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I'm using the object library from code.  No I hadn't considered using late-binding; seems like that would do the trick though eh? (even though I'm gonna have to do some re-writing of code).
Thanks
Richard
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Sounds like u know what your doing then, so I wont bother with code examples
All I say is, I dont think it will be that much rewriting
change variables to be defined as Objects
and do a CreateObject instead of New

With late binding, u can remove the reference to the Outlook Object library. It is not required

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by:Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )
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rocki is correct in that Late Binding will certainly work for you.

One other item - you cannot legally distribute MSOUT.OLB to endusers - it's a violation of the licensing agreement. Not that MS is gonna come down and jump you <g>, but it also can cause some pretty serious problems on the enduser machine ... Different versions of Outlook cannot co-exist on the same machine very well (which is why, when upgrading your Office install with a new version, while keeping the old version, you get a message stating you must upgrade your Outlook install).  Also, the MSOUT.OLB library is dependant on many, many other libraries, and many of those are version specific as well. While your Access code probably doesn't make use of any of these functions, using the library without supporting libraries can cause instability on the machine.
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Hey, many thanks for that very valuable information.  I knew it was a dodgey solution and I don't want to use slapstick fixes.  I intend to implement the late binding solution asap.
Again, many thanks
Richard
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