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Export Installed ActiveX Control

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We have an appliance which installs various activex controls when the appliance is first accessed from the client PC.  Rather than force the user to click the assorted bars, pop ups, etc, we would like to deploy all of the controls automatically.

The vendor has been unable to help us.

I found the activex control names on a machine which already had the controls installed.  How can I export these and push them to another PC?  Thanks!
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You will have to use the regsvr32 command to register the ActiveX control.  How the file ends up on the PC is not important, but you have to use this command to register the component.

Alternatively, you can use a windows installer that can call the components DllSelfRegister method upon installation, which does the same as the regsvr32 command.

In Visual Studio setup projects, if you set a components' register method to vsdrfCOMSelfReg, it will register itself upon installation.

See http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Components/ActiveX/Q_24329519.html

I am not aware of a silent install method for ActiveX components, but you may have better luck finding one than me.


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How do I export the activex controls?
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If all you want to do, is to copy all the required components to all your client machines in advance of them running the application, you can just copy the files manually and either manually type in the regsvr32 commands, or if there are a number of components, use a bat file to register all of them.  You can even use a bat file to copy the files from a host and then do the regsvr32 command.


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Or should I ask, what do you mean by exporting them?
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