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Problem with Access 2000 Runtime

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After about 12 years with Access I finally created a "Runtime" version of a simple app. (No, before you ask I don't mean I spent 12 years developing a simple app just that all my previous clients have Access already!!)

Tried running it on a Win98 machine and although it opened OK the only textbox on the opening form displayed "#name?" and none of the command buttons responded to clicks. However, when I opened the same mdb file on my Win2000 machine (with the /runtime switch) it worked perfectly. Incidentally, it's a single mdb file - in other words, the tables are included in the same file, not as a linked 'back end'.

This is the setup.lst file:

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  1. [Bootstrap]
  2. SetupTitle=Install
  3. SetupText=Copying Files, please stand by.
  4. CabFile=IRIndex_World_RT2k.CAB
  5. Spawn=Setup1.exe
  6. Uninstal=odeunst.exe
  7. TmpDir=msftqws.pdw
  8. Cabs=1
  10. [Bootstrap Files]
  11. File1=@ODESTKIT.DLL,$(WinSysPathSysFile),,,11/2/98 11:00:00 PM,101888,
  12. File2=@COMCAT.DLL,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(DLLSelfRegister),,11/2/98 11:00:00 PM,22288,4.71.1460.1
  13. File3=@stdole2.tlb,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(TLBRegister),,6/19/03 11:05:04 AM,16896,2.40.4522.0
  14. File4=@asycfilt.dll,$(WinSysPathSysFile),,,6/19/03 11:05:04 AM,143632,2.40.4522.0
  15. File5=@olepro32.dll,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(DLLSelfRegister),,6/19/03 11:05:04 AM,164112,5.0.4522.0
  16. File6=@OLEAUT32.DLL,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(DLLSelfRegister),,7/11/06 7:19:36 AM,631056,2.40.4531.0
  17. File7=@MSVBVM60.DLL,$(WinSysPathSysFile),$(DLLSelfRegister),,2/23/04 7:42:40 PM,1386496,
  19. [IconGroups]
  20. Group0=International Railway Index Runtime v4
  21. PrivateGroup0=True
  22. Parent0=$(Programs)
  24. [International Railway Index Runtime v4]
  25. Icon1=""$(AppPath)\IRIndex_World_RT2k.mdb""
  26. Title1=International Railway Index Runtime v4
  27. StartIn1=$(AppPath)
  29. [Setup]
  30. Title=International Railway Index Runtime v4
  31. DefaultDir=$(ProgramFiles)\IRIndex_World_RT2k
  32. AppExe=IRIndex_World_RT2k.mdb
  33. AppToUninstall=IRIndex_World_RT2k.mdb
  35. [Setup1 Files]
  36. File1=@msado21.tlb,$(WinSysPath),,$(Shared),4/28/04 7:57:44 AM,61440,2.81.1117.0
  37. File2=@IRIndex_World_RT2k.mdb,$(AppPath),,,4/4/07 12:15:46 PM,77520896,
  39. [Runtime]
  40. Included=-1
  42. [RunCommands]
  44. ; The following lines may be deleted in order to obtain extra 
  45. ; space for customizing this file on a full installation diskette.
[and more of last line!]

I compared the above list with the files actually installed on the target machine and all were present in the correct folders - except that the installed version of comcat.dll was actually more recent than the one listed.

Bizarrely, when I load the 2000 Developer CD I get the following message - "Office 2000 Developer requires VBA6.0. Before installing 2000 Developer, install Office 2000 or another app that contains VBA6.0" I say 'bizarrely' because VBA6.0 already exists!

Any clues, anyone, please?
Jan 2 '08 #1
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I can't help much here I'm afraid Laury.
That's one of the drawbacks of being quite experienced - it's rare that anyone can answer a question if you've already given it your best shot :(

All I would say is that it's probably a Win98 issue rather than the build files or your actual application. That's still very broad of course, but remember :- Access 2000 was built after Win98 and it's possible that the way it works isn't compatible with a standard Win98 setup.

I don't expect that's very helpful but might provide clues as to where best to focus your attention. I suspect you've already looked all around on this already though - in which case I can only say sorry I can't be more help.
Jan 3 '08 #2

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