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Microsoft KB Archive/172859

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Article ID: 172859

Article Last Modified on 8/9/2004



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition



This article was previously published under Q172859


SYMPTOMS

Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.

When you insert an ActiveX control that shipped with the Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition (ODE) Tools, or when you attempt to access the properties of the ActiveX control, you receive the following error message:

You don't have the license required to use this ActiveX control.

CAUSE

Before you installed the ODE Tools, you installed an application that uses run-time versions of the ActiveX controls. If more recent versions of the files for these controls already existed on your computer when you installed the ODE Tools, the ActiveX control (.ocx) files were not updated. As a result, the corresponding dependency (.dep) files were not installed, and registry entries required to give the controls design-time functionality were not made.

RESOLUTION

You can use either of the following methods to resolve the problem, but Method 1 is the recommended resolution.

Method 1

Download the Odelic.exe file from the Microsoft Download Center.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

The Odelic.exe file contains the following files:

   OdeOcxFx.exe    Office Developer Edition ActiveX Control Update
   Readme.txt      Readme file
                

Running OdeOcxFx.exe provides you with a design-time license to the ActiveX controls that ship with the ODE; it updates the registry and copies the .dep files onto your computer if they do not already exist.

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services


Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Method 2

  1. Rename Comctl32.ocx, Comdlg32.ocx, and Richtx32.ocx, which are files that are located in the Windows\System folder.
  2. Rename the Setup.stf file in the ODETools\Setup folder; the default location of this folder is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office.
  3. Reinstall the ODE Tools.
  4. Replace Comctl32.ocx, Comdlg32.ocx, and Richtx32.ocx with the original files that you renamed in Step 1.


STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition Tools.

MORE INFORMATION

Scenarios in which this problem can occur include, but are not limited to:

  • Installation of the ODE Tools after you have installed the Exchange/Outlook Wizard, which uses Comctl32.ocx.
  • Installation of the ODE Tools after you have installed a custom application that uses a run-time version of one of the ActiveX controls. The custom application was developed in Microsoft Visual Basic version 5.0, Microsoft Visual C++ version 4.0, or Microsoft Visual FoxPro version 5.0.
  • Installation of the ODE Tools after you have installed a custom application that uses a run-time version of one of the ActiveX controls. Microsoft Visual Basic version 5.0, Microsoft Visual C++ version 4.0, or Microsoft Visual FoxPro version 5.0 is installed on the development computer, and the Setup Wizard included with the ODE Tools was used to package the custom application.



Additional query words: you don t have the license required to use this ActiveX control

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