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Microsoft KB Archive/170692

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ADT/ODE: Can't Redistribute Calendar Control Without ODE License

Article ID: 170692

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition



This article was previously published under Q170692

For a Microsoft Office 2000 Developer version of this article, see 279098.


SUMMARY

Both Microsoft Office 97 Professional Edition and the stand-alone version of Microsoft Access 97 have a Calendar ActiveX control that you can use in Microsoft Office applications. However, you are not licensed to redistribute the Calendar control unless you own a licensed copy of Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition.

MORE INFORMATION

Even though the Calendar control is included with Microsoft Office 97 Professional Edition and the stand-alone version of Microsoft Access 97, you cannot redistribute the Calendar control (MSCAL.OCX) in a custom application unless you have purchased a copy of Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition.

If you do not own a licensed copy of Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition, but plan to distribute your application to users who own either Microsoft Office 97 Professional Edition or the stand-alone version of Microsoft Access 97, your application will work properly if the users have installed the Calendar control.



There is a newer version of the Calendar control that you can use in any host that supports ActiveX controls; for example, Office 97 applications, Visual Basic, and HTML pages. The control may be freely distributed under the conditions of the End User Licensing Agreement, a section of which is reproduced below:

   Reproduction and Distribution. You may reproduce and distribute an
   unlimited number of copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT; provided that each
   copy shall be a true and complete copy, including all copyright and
   trademark notices, and shall be accompanied by a copy of this EULA.
   Copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT may be distributed as a standalone
   product or included with your own product.
                


You can download this new version of the Calendar control from the Microsoft Web Site at:

http://www.microsoft.com/officedev/tips/regactx.htm

REFERENCES

For a list of files that you can distribute with your run-time application, search the Help Index in Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition Tools for "files, distributing with run-time application."

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