"You don't have the license required to use this Active X Control"

Posted on 2009-12-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I am trying to insert a Microsoft Common Dialog Control in my Access 2007 form, using "insert active x control".
I then get the attached error message, how do I get this license?

I run Vista Enterprise and Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
Question by:FagerbergDellby
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    by:John Hurst
    Has Vista and Office been properly activated?  In an Office application, go the the round Office button (funny looking button) and click it. Move down to Resources and click that. Then Click on Activate. Vista itself should be telling you if not activated.

    Otherwise, there may be some other application needing licensing but the error above does not say what.

    ... Thinkpads_User
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    I'm afraid the message means what it says.

    MS_Office does not include a license for this control- you need Visual Studio or VS Tools for Office.

    You can use the code here:

    or you can use the FileDialog command fro the Office object library.
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