Why do my Active X controls no longer work in Excel 2010 ?

Hi All,

I'm creating an Excel 2010 workbook with an Active X control button inserted on a sheet. Except the button doesn't work. I'm not doing anything I haven't done before and the VBA procedure works fine if I use the Ctrl-Shift keys to run the macro.

I believe a Windows 7 update may have affected how Active X controls function. Is this true ?

Any ideas how I can get round this issue ?

Thanks
Toco
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Dale FyeCommented:
Do you have 64bit Office (not Windows, Office)?

unfortunately, 64bit office will not run ActiveX controls.

If you can convert to 32 bit Office, that is the way to go.
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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
This may be the culprit:

"Cannot insert object" error in an ActiveX custom Office solution after you install the MS14-082 security update
[ https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3025036 ]

[ https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-082 ]
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TocogroupAuthor Commented:
I followed the above link and installed the suggested fix for Office 2010 (2920813).

However, it now returns the following error,
'Can’t exit design mode because Control ‘ComboBoxChild’ can not be created.'

I've Googled this but haven't yet managed to find a solution to the problem.
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Dale FyeCommented:
You didn't answer my question, are you using the 64 bit version of Office or the 32 bit version?

If 64 bit, your ActiveX controls are not going to work.
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TocogroupAuthor Commented:
Sorry Dale. I'm running the 32 bit version
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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
Do Form controls still function as expected upon the same worksheet?

Some assistance on determining the difference between ActiveX controls & Form controls may be gained from this article:

[ https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Overview-of-forms-form-controls-and-ActiveX-controls-on-a-worksheet-D101804A-0F84-43AD-8CB2-E19277B8E3FB ]
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TocogroupAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the link. That's helped in resolving this issue.
Toco
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