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vrf Something you might like to know about ActiveX Controls

Question asked by VRFuser on Oct 25, 2003
Latest reply on Oct 25, 2003 by VRFuser
> I found ( in the text ) of the vee file:
> "\\myservername\path\to\control"

And you know, it's actually something of a mystery to me why exactly that
is. From the very beginning of COM it was always assumed that component
locations would not be constant across machines, so they're identified with
their GUIDs and it's the job of the registry's HKCRCLSID key to map a GUID
to a local location (or a remote location in the case of DCOM - as seems
likely here).

In the end, it shouldn't matter what the "filename:" text is in the VEE file
as only the "libid:" text has any global meaning. Specifically, it's a type
library GUID. You look up the GUID in HKCRTypeLib and the location of the
implementation is in the "win32" subkey.
-SHAWN-


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