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Pkg & Depl Wizard says my ocx's are out of date

when I try to create an installation package for my program I get the
warning that my

c:\windows\system32\comdlg32.ocx and
c:\windows\system32\mscomctl.ocx controls are out of date.

I have VB6 Professional and I've installed SP5.

How do I find put what's the latest versions ? and where do I download them
from.
I went to the microsoft sight and could't find info or downloads. Please
help. Thanks.
Jul 17 '05 #1
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You mean that it says the dependency information
is out of date? You might just have to fix it by
checking the file versions and editing the DEP file
if there is one. DEP files exist for some libraries,
apparently as independent information about what
requirements the library may have. If VB finds a
discrepancy between the file and the DEP data
it will tell you. An example was SCRRUN.DLL, which
installs with the Windows Script Host. The 5,1 version
that I installed came with a DEP file that said it was
v. 4 (a version that never existed).

I think the DEP file always has the same file base name
as the OCX or DLL. Looking in my system folder
I find that I do have COMDLG32.DEP. It's like an
INI file.

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when I try to create an installation package for my program I get the
warning that my

c:\windows\system32\comdlg32.ocx and
c:\windows\system32\mscomctl.ocx controls are out of date.

I have VB6 Professional and I've installed SP5.

How do I find put what's the latest versions ? and where do I download them from.
I went to the microsoft sight and could't find info or downloads. Please
help. Thanks.

Jul 17 '05 #2
The wizard says the:

c:\windows\system32\comdlg32.ocx and
c:\windows\system32\mscomctl.ocx controls are out of date.
"mayayana" <ma**********@mindYYspring.com> wrote in message
news:iD*************@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink. net...
You mean that it says the dependency information
is out of date? You might just have to fix it by
checking the file versions and editing the DEP file
if there is one. DEP files exist for some libraries,
apparently as independent information about what
requirements the library may have. If VB finds a
discrepancy between the file and the DEP data
it will tell you. An example was SCRRUN.DLL, which
installs with the Windows Script Host. The 5,1 version
that I installed came with a DEP file that said it was
v. 4 (a version that never existed).

I think the DEP file always has the same file base name
as the OCX or DLL. Looking in my system folder
I find that I do have COMDLG32.DEP. It's like an
INI file.

--
_____________________________

ma**********@mindYYspring.com
For return email remove XX and YY.
_____________________________
Dave <da*****@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:qL*****************@newsread1.news.atl.earthl ink.net...
when I try to create an installation package for my program I get the
warning that my

c:\windows\system32\comdlg32.ocx and
c:\windows\system32\mscomctl.ocx controls are out of date.

I have VB6 Professional and I've installed SP5.

How do I find put what's the latest versions ? and where do I download

them
from.
I went to the microsoft sight and could't find info or downloads. Please
help. Thanks.


Jul 17 '05 #3
The wizard says the:

c:\windows\system32\comdlg32.ocx and
c:\windows\system32\mscomctl.ocx controls are out of date.

I would still start by checking the DEP files and make
sure that the version listed is the same as the one
installed. The wizard has to be getting that idea from
somewhere and there's no such thing as just "out of
date" libraries. In fact, it's usually better to ship older
versions so that setup won't try to install them onto
systems with System File Protection.
In other words, what I'm saying is that the problem
is not actually out-of-date files, but rather a discrepancy
somewhere that is setting off the PDW.

Also, Randy Birch posted a notice last night on
microsoft.public.vb.winapi about a "hot fix" update
that includes mscomctl.ocx. You might want to
download that.
"mayayana" <ma**********@mindYYspring.com> wrote in message
news:iD*************@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink. net...
You mean that it says the dependency information
is out of date? You might just have to fix it by
checking the file versions and editing the DEP file
if there is one. DEP files exist for some libraries,
apparently as independent information about what
requirements the library may have. If VB finds a
discrepancy between the file and the DEP data
it will tell you. An example was SCRRUN.DLL, which
installs with the Windows Script Host. The 5,1 version
that I installed came with a DEP file that said it was
v. 4 (a version that never existed).

I think the DEP file always has the same file base name
as the OCX or DLL. Looking in my system folder
I find that I do have COMDLG32.DEP. It's like an
INI file.

--
_____________________________

ma**********@mindYYspring.com
For return email remove XX and YY.
_____________________________
Dave <da*****@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:qL*****************@newsread1.news.atl.earthl ink.net...
when I try to create an installation package for my program I get the
warning that my

c:\windows\system32\comdlg32.ocx and
c:\windows\system32\mscomctl.ocx controls are out of date.

I have VB6 Professional and I've installed SP5.

How do I find put what's the latest versions ? and where do I download

them
from.
I went to the microsoft sight and could't find info or downloads. Please help. Thanks.



Jul 17 '05 #4
Thanks a lot ! I downloaded the fix and am about to install it.

"mayayana" <ma**********@mindYYspring.com> wrote in message
news:Kh***************@newsread2.news.atl.earthlin k.net...
The wizard says the:

c:\windows\system32\comdlg32.ocx and
c:\windows\system32\mscomctl.ocx controls are out of date.


I would still start by checking the DEP files and make
sure that the version listed is the same as the one
installed. The wizard has to be getting that idea from
somewhere and there's no such thing as just "out of
date" libraries. In fact, it's usually better to ship older
versions so that setup won't try to install them onto
systems with System File Protection.
In other words, what I'm saying is that the problem
is not actually out-of-date files, but rather a discrepancy
somewhere that is setting off the PDW.

Also, Randy Birch posted a notice last night on
microsoft.public.vb.winapi about a "hot fix" update
that includes mscomctl.ocx. You might want to
download that.

"mayayana" <ma**********@mindYYspring.com> wrote in message
news:iD*************@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink. net...
> You mean that it says the dependency information
> is out of date? You might just have to fix it by
> checking the file versions and editing the DEP file
> if there is one. DEP files exist for some libraries,
> apparently as independent information about what
> requirements the library may have. If VB finds a
> discrepancy between the file and the DEP data
> it will tell you. An example was SCRRUN.DLL, which
> installs with the Windows Script Host. The 5,1 version
> that I installed came with a DEP file that said it was
> v. 4 (a version that never existed).
>
> I think the DEP file always has the same file base name
> as the OCX or DLL. Looking in my system folder
> I find that I do have COMDLG32.DEP. It's like an
> INI file.
>
> --
> _____________________________
>
> ma**********@mindYYspring.com
> For return email remove XX and YY.
> _____________________________
> Dave <da*****@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:qL*****************@newsread1.news.atl.earthl ink.net...
>> when I try to create an installation package for my program I get the
>> warning that my
>>
>> c:\windows\system32\comdlg32.ocx and
>> c:\windows\system32\mscomctl.ocx controls are out of date.
>>
>> I have VB6 Professional and I've installed SP5.
>>
>> How do I find put what's the latest versions ? and where do I download
> them
>> from.
>> I went to the microsoft sight and could't find info or downloads. Please >> help. Thanks.
>>
>>
>
>



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