Animation ActiveX control stopped working this morning

Posted on 2009-02-12
Last Modified: 2013-11-28
Dear Experts,

this morning on my and several of my clients' computers, Microsoft Animation ActiveX control (part of mscomct2.ocx) suddenly stopped working in an Access application.

The Access application has not been overwritten for at least two weeks, so I'm pretty sure there must have been a Windows update that messed things up.

Now, when I try to re-insert the ActiveX control on an Access form, I get an error saying this ActiveX control is not supported by my application (see picture (error in Dutch)).

Any ideas on how I can get my animation back???

Question by:keimpe
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    I can't help solve the problem;
    I'm just confirming that I get the same message (but in a normal language(:-)) when I try to add the control to a form.

    Like you I had the auto-update this week, but I don't know if that is the cause of the problem because I've never used the control.  
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    I run Vista and in a VM ware environment I have XP. It didn't have the problem described here this morning, but it just installed new updates and bingo, I can't use the Animation control anymore. So it's definitely a Windows update problem. Fortunately I backed up the MSCOMCT2 files, but copying them back doesn't solve it (and dates and sizes are unchanged) so it must be a registry setting preventing me from using the control. Bugger!
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    I think that's exactly what I'm looking for, thanks!

    I'll try it out and report back here over the weekend.
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    Author Comment

    Works like a charm, many thanks!!

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