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  1. #1
    Vince Teachout Guest

    General Question about Installing ActiveX

    In my last exciting message, I had a bad feeling - as if there was a
    disturbance in the force - or as if I was about to reveal my
    ignorance. Relax. It's not a disturbance in the force.

    What is the rule regarding when you do or don't need to install a
    program in order to install an ActiveX component?

    For example, if I use the Adobe ActiveX component, I know that the
    client's machine needs to have the full version of Adobe installed on
    their machine.

    If I install the MS Inet control - they don't need to have anything
    installed previously - it's works.


    My question is, when do they need to have a supporting program
    installed, and how do I tell the difference between ActiveX components
    that need their "parent programs" and those that don't? Thanks for
    any input.



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    Remus Rusanu Guest

    Re: General Question about Installing ActiveX

    Vince,
    The best source is the control's author, who can document such details...
    If you don't have such documentation, one good starting point is the Visual
    Studio's Dependency Walker application. You drop in the OCX file containing
    the ActiveX and will tell you on wich DLLs is staticalli bound (meaning the
    Windows loader will have to found those DLLs when it loads the ActiveX
    control). You have to learn to tell the difference between the DLLs wich are
    part of the OS and DLLs wich belong to the ActiveX. Also, the Dependency
    Walker cannot tell you what DLLs or other files the ActiveX might require at
    run-time.
    HTH,
    Regards,
    Remus

    "Vince Teachout" <SendJunkMailTo@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:bd88vssa606cr0d2c9daioshom99nr8h73@4ax.com...
    > In my last exciting message, I had a bad feeling - as if there was a
    > disturbance in the force - or as if I was about to reveal my
    > ignorance. Relax. It's not a disturbance in the force.
    >
    > What is the rule regarding when you do or don't need to install a
    > program in order to install an ActiveX component?
    >
    > For example, if I use the Adobe ActiveX component, I know that the
    > client's machine needs to have the full version of Adobe installed on
    > their machine.
    >
    > If I install the MS Inet control - they don't need to have anything
    > installed previously - it's works.
    >
    >
    > My question is, when do they need to have a supporting program
    > installed, and how do I tell the difference between ActiveX components
    > that need their "parent programs" and those that don't? Thanks for
    > any input.
    >
    >
    >
    > Ignore munged e-mail address above.
    > If necessary to reply via e-mail, please reply to:
    > caracal A T caracal D O T net




  3. #3
    Vince Teachout Guest

    Re: General Question about Installing ActiveX

    On Tue, 24 Oct 2000 09:35:39 +0200, "Remus Rusanu"
    <rremus@spmnotyahoo.com> wrote:

    >Vince,
    >The best source is the control's author, who can document such details...
    >If you don't have such documentation, one good starting point is the Visual
    >Studio's Dependency Walker application.


    Cool! I'll check it out. So it looks like there is no hard and fast
    rule. Thanks!

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  4. #4
    Dan Freeman Guest

    Re: General Question about Installing ActiveX

    The only hard and fast rule is that there are no hard and fast rules. <g>

    It all depends on how the original component was built.

    Dan

    Vince Teachout <SendJunkMailTo@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:55uavsc7scnvjsmdpimhlread4kess4s58@4ax.com...
    > On Tue, 24 Oct 2000 09:35:39 +0200, "Remus Rusanu"
    > <rremus@spmnotyahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Vince,
    > >The best source is the control's author, who can document such details...
    > >If you don't have such documentation, one good starting point is the

    Visual
    > >Studio's Dependency Walker application.

    >
    > Cool! I'll check it out. So it looks like there is no hard and fast
    > rule. Thanks!
    >
    > Ignore munged e-mail address above.
    > If necessary to reply via e-mail, please reply to:
    > caracal A T caracal D O T net




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