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Hello group,

I'm porting an Excel Application (VBA) from Office 2003 to 2000. After checking References under Tools in VBE I see

Excel 2003 is equipped with:

Microsoft Excel 11.0 Object Library
Microsoft Office 11.0 Object Library
Microsoft Calender 11.0 Object Library
Microsoft Windows Common Control 6.0 (SP6)
fptdc 1.0 type library


and Excel 2000 has:

Microsoft Excel 9.0 Object Library
Microsoft Office 9.0 Object Library
Microsoft Calender 9.0 Object Library
Microsoft Windows Common Control 6.0 (SP4)
DOESN'T HAVE fptdc !


My question is what should I do in order to make my application to run without problem regardless of different  version of the above components?


regards,
ak
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by:dirknibleck
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I suspect that your application will continue to work if you uncheck the box on fptdc in 2003. But I don't know how this would affect 2000. I would try it and see. A quick google on the library shows someone else who had a problem with this in Access, and unchecking it solved his problem.
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by:akohan
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No, I haven't unchecked it in 2003 version. What I was trying to say is that the 2000 version doesn't have it on its list. My major goal is to make the application run on Excel 2000 as well.

Thanks for your response.

regards,
ak
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by:Rory Archibald
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You should develop on the earliest version you expect the code to run on, and have the references set accordingly. Calendar controls can be particularly temperamental about version issues, so you will have to test to see what works. If necessary you will need an installer and to include any specific controls you require in the package, as long as you have suitable licences to redistribute them.
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by:akohan
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Thanks but I didn't get my answer yet. Does anybody have any advice?

Regards,
ak
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by:dirknibleck
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What are you using this library for?

It appears to be a FrontPage control. Unless you are doing something in your vba that utilizes FrontPage, I would be surprised if you couldn't uncheck the reference from the 2003 version and have the program run fine in both 2000 and 2003.

Otherwise, did you try Rory's answer? You can package your Excel file with the References so that it will run in any version, however it involves pushing an install file to your users.
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by:dirknibleck
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This link provides more information on your problem as well:

http://www.mcse.ms/message2115630.html
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by:akohan
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Thanks all.

regards,
ak
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