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Microsoft KB Archive/172888

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Article ID: 172888

Article Last Modified on 11/18/2003


  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition

This article was previously published under Q172888


When you run the Visual Basic 5.0 Application Setup Wizard on a project that uses COMCTL32.OCX, the Out of Date Dependencies dialog box displays the following message:

The dependency file for the following component(s) is out of date.


A version of COMCTL32.OCX later than 5.00.3714 was installed and registered on the system, but the dependency file COMCTL32.DEP was not updated.

This can occur if a newer COMCTL32.OCX was installed when you visited a Web site. When a user navigates to a Web site that uses an ActiveX control, such as COMCTL32.OCX, Internet Explorer checks to see if the current version installed on the system is newer, older, or the same version as the one being used by the Web site. If the version currently installed on the system is older, Internet Explorer replaces the control with the newer version. When this occurs, the dependency files for that control are not updated and the message described above will occur when you run the Application Setup Wizard.


Obtain the latest versions of COMCTL32.OCX and COMCTL32.DEP from the Microsoft Web site.

For additional information on how to obtain the latest version of COMCTL32.OCX, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

167121 : FILE: Updated Comctl32.ocx Version 5.00.3828 Available


This behavior is by design.


Visual Basic 5.0 ships with COMCTL32.OCX version 5.00.3714, as well as its dependency file COMCTL32.DEP. After the initial release of Visual Basic 5.0, version 5.00.3828 of COMCTL32.OCX became available via the Visual Basic Control Creation Edition and the Microsoft Web site.

Keywords: kbprb KB172888