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Does anyone know if it's possible to use dtpicker in Excel 2010 64-bit?  I have successfully used it with Excel 2010 32-bit in the past by copying the mscomct2 file and registering it but that doesn't seem to work any longer.  I've registered it under the system32 and SysWOW64 directories to see if either would work.  While I don't get an error on the registration, I do get an error when I load an Excel sheet with the control already in place.  For the time being, I cannot change the control to something else either.

Thanks for any insight I can get!
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by:dlmille
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Are you talking about the calendar control?  MS Calendar Control 11.0 I believe is the latest:
You can find the calendar control 11.0 here: http://www.gmayor.com/downloads.htm in the MSCAL.ZIP file is instructions on how to install...

It does NOT work in Office 64 bit.

Dave
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Thanks for the tip, however, I'm looking for a solution for Excel 2010 64.  dtpicker is also called the datepicker, which I believe was originally an Access form control originally.  I don't have the ability to replace the control with another one at this time.
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Sorry for my missiniterpretation...

Is this what you're looking for?  According to the thread, the datepicker is being demonstrated in Office 64.

http://www.ozgrid.com/forum/showthread.php?t=142603&page=1

Dave
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That may be an option to consider, if I could replace the control with another one, but that's not an option for me at this time.  

My question is about the dtpicker specifically.  I'm registering the mscomct2 file without an error message but Excel will still not load any sheet that has the dtpicker control in it without an error message.
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Not to dodge your question, but when you say you don't have the ability to replace the control at this time, what does that mean?
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To the best of my knowledge the common controls are not 64bit compatible. It's one of the reasons MS doesn't recommend 64bit Office for most users.

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Rory
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I fear that you may be right, rorya.  I have found other posts on the internet that claims it works if you just register the mscomct2.ocx file under the SysWOW64 directory instead of system32 (which does appear to work) but I believe so far the posts are only describing how to get the file to work under Windows 64 but with Office 32, not Office 64.
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Ok - perhaps can we discuss now the reason you can't replace the control you have with the link I suggested?

Dave
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Or perhaps you could try reading my original question and answering it given the constraints I provided rather than trying to answer a question you'd rather answer than the one posed to you?
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Because it's not a solution, nor was the explanation as complete as some other explanations I've seen him post on this type of question before.
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>>For the time being, I cannot change the control to something else either.

Sorry, I didn't recognize "I cannot change the control" as a constraint, while I realize it as a high level constraint, I didn't understand why it was a constraint - which is why I asked, ... why "you can't replace the control".

So, I guess I really did read your original question...  My intent is always to help.

>>Because it's not a solution, nor was the explanation as complete as some other explanations I've seen him post on this type of question before.

I'm not sure who "him" is, but my response is more than "no you cannot" - it is trying to get at the underlying "constraint" of "can't do that" (if you COULD - if something were to CHANGE, then there is an alternative) If I understand what prevents you from making the change, that might help provide options as well.  We really can't know as not enough information has been shared, as yet.

If you cannot share why you can't change the control, then its hard to provide a solution beyond "no, you can't do that".

This is a volunteer activity.  I entered this post trying to help.  I'm still willing if you provide more information.  Otherwise, all the best.

Cheers,

Dave
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Can you provide the link to the dtpicker you are currently using in Office 64?  Or the version number, etc?  I can then try to do what you've done to see if I have similar problems with my Office 64.

Can you provide the sheet (without any data, just the control) so I can pull that up and understand what you are experiencing?

Cheers,

Dave
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