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    Question Unanswered: mscomm32.ocx

    I would like to use Microsoft Communications Control to get some data from a serial communication port.
    When I try to insert an ActiveX control into my form I get the following message "...to obtain the appropriate licence, contact the company that provides ... (also attached) I'm using XP

    Can anyone help, wher can I order this licence etc.

    Thanks.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails mscomm.bmp  

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    Re: mscomm32.ocx

    try

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSCOMM32.OCX

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    I tryed your proposal, but I guess this only register the mscomm32.ocx for use. It does not give me permission to use the ActiveX function.

    By the way, your proposal will probably do the same as if I used the following command within MS-Access:
    In MS-Access select TOOLS/ACTIVE X CONTROLS and select
    \windows\system\mscomm32.ocx or Microsoft Communications Control and click on the REGISTER button.

    My guess is that M. Gates like to get some money from me before I'm alowed to use this ActiveX function in my XP environment. Then the question maybee is; How to pay Mr. Gates ?
    (see attachment in my first question)

    (No problem when I used this function under 2000)

    Bent Th. K.

    PS. Where can I find information like the one you proposed , can you recommend any particular book ?

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    I will be talking to Microsoft today about this issue. Will let you know.

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    The license for MSComm.OCX is not available for Office XP developer. It was licensed in Office 2000 developer.

    There may be a work around which I am investigating will keep in touch.

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    Unhappy

    Good grief!

    Am I suppose to return to 2000 ?

    I found (on other web sites) messages from other users that the ActiveX mscomm32.ocx functioned without any problem under XP. How come ?

    It should then be a substitute function under XP, any ida ?


    Bent Th. K.

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    A few reasearching...

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    Here is the list of programs that carry the MSCOMM32.OCX and license.

    FILE INFORMATION:

    Name: mscomm32.ocx
    Description: MSComm
    Version: 6.0.81.69
    DLLSelfRegister: Yes
    TypeLib Guid: {648A5603-2C6E-101B-82B6-000000000014}
    TypeLib Version: 1.1

    PRODUCTS CONTAINING THIS VERSION:
    PRODUCT SIZE MOD DATE CAB/IEXPRESS RELATIVE PATH
    SharePoint Portal Server 103,744 6/24/1998 spsimeximport.cab \rk\tools\spsimex\import
    Visual Basic 6.0 103,744 6/23/1998 \disk 1\os\system
    Visual C++ 6.0 103,744 6/23/1998 \os\system
    Visual FoxPro 6.0 103,744 6/23/1998 \disk 1\os\system
    Visual Studio 6.0 103,744 6/24/1998 mscomm32.cab \disk3\common\tools\vb\cabinets
    Visual Studio 6.0 103,744 6/23/1998 \disk1\os\system

    COCLASSES:

    GUID NAME
    {648A5600-2C6E-101B-82B6-000000000014} MSComm

    You could consider download and install of the NT 4.0 options pack, it is free.

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    Talking

    I really appreciate your help.

    Unfortunately I had none of your proposed products, but you mentioned (some messages ago) that it was licensed in Office 2000 developer. Well I took a chance and installed Access 2000 in addition to existing Access XP. (I also installed Visual C++ V5.0, due to other own dev. SW)
    And .. believe it or not, IT FUNCTION
    Again, thanks a lot. Now I will manage to have a good night sleep again. :-)

    Yours sincerely
    Bent Th. Kolbeinsen

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