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vrf - More on ActiveX Control Regist

Question asked by VRFuser on Jul 20, 1999

Hi All,

I would like to thank James Atkin for sharing his ActiveX trials with all  
of us.

A simple question emerges and I am interested in other peoples input.

Is ActiveX worth the hassle?



Steve Mackin
Endgate Corporation
smackin@endgate.com
(408) 737-7300 x237


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From:  James Atkin
Sent:  Wednesday, July 21, 1999 7:29 AM
To:  hpvxd_xc
Subject:  vrf - More on ActiveX Control Registrat

Hi all,

Further to my previous EMail regarding the Registration of ActiveX  
Controls, I
have posted the following message to a Microsoft Newsgroup  .... waiting  
for
an
answer ...

I am using Hewlett Packard's HP Vee Development Software (for Test and
Measurement
Purposes). Their software allows the use of ActiveX controls, and in my  
case,
specifically the Common Dialog and Rich Text Box (from VS6 with SP3) -  
Running
Under Windows 95.

Vee does not fully support ActiveX controls which need to be Registered  
(I
think
this is the case), so somehow, all the machines running the Vee software  
need
to have these two controls installed and registered (I assume in the  
Registry)

I have tried several methods to Register ActiveX components on our target
machines
with varying success.

The only method I have got to work flawlessly so far is to install Visual
Studio
with Custom install - Select ONLY the ActiveX components (i.e. No  
programming
languages, development tools etc)

How does this stand with regards to for Visual Studio Licensing ?

I have none of the actual package installed, and I am using only the  
freely
distributable OCX files ?

We use Novell Application Launcher to produce 'Patch' files for stations.  
This
patch method eliminates the need to use the Visual Studio Setup program,  
and
will simply update the registry and Add/Delete files as specified in the
'changes'.

The only files which will be installed are the 'differences' were between
'Before'
and 'After' The ActiveX Components have been installed.

Anyone have any comments on this, or advice as to whom to contact  
regarding
Licensing Issues ?

If this is a licensing issue, is the ActiveX components module available  
as a
single unlicensed setup program ?

Thanks for any advice,

James

(James.Atkin@Wireless.comdev.ca)


Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 14:07:44 +0100
From: James Atkin <James.Atkin@wireless.comdev.ca>
To: hpvxd_xc <hpvxd_xc@hpislsup.lvld.hp.com>
Subject: vrf - More on ActiveX Control Registration


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