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Question A5Controls/A5Contexteval

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    Question A5Controls/A5Contexteval

    Just bought V9 and get the error running addin message. Looked at most threads concerning this and tried soulutions. Possibly my system is at fault, but what exactly do these two files do? I deleted them, get the same message and the program loads and runs fine with my existing V8 database. May end up trying a XP repair this weekend to see if that fixes it. V8 runs no error messages. Not real confortable running with error message and almost sorry I bought upgrade.

    Re: Question A5Controls/A5Contexteval

    Not sure exactly what those two DLL files do but they they need to be "registered" to your computer in order to work. The install routine normally handles this when you install any version of A5 from v6 through v9. If this isn't happening, then I'd have to guess that some security setting in your computer is stopping it. (Or, you're not using an official A5 install routine and whoever created it didn't set it up to install those files correctly. I've seen this done with some runtime applications where the developer didn't know how to set up the install routine properly.)

    You didn't say what version you upgraded from and you didn't say whether or not the old version is still on your system. I presume you are either upgrading from something prior to v6 or you removed the old version because I think the old "registrations" would work since only one DLL name can be registered at a time. In other words, if you have v8 installed then install v9, the A5Controls.DLL from v9 would become the registered copy and v8 would use that one. If you then re-installed v8 for some reason, the A5Controls.DLL from v8 would become the registered copy.

    However, in your case it sounds like you either didn't have an A5Controls.DLL on your system or the attempt to register a new copy removed the old registration but couldn't create the new registration. ("Removing and not replacing" is just conjecture on my part - I'm not sure if that's possible or not.)

    I'd suggest re-running the install routine and checking to see if that fixes the problem. Pay attention to any warning messages during the install that may give a hint as to why it might not work correctly.

    You can also "manually" register the files by clicking "Start/Run" and entering a command like this (assuming your A5 program is in C:\Program Files\A5v9.):

    regsvr32.exe C:\program files\A5v9\a5controls.dll

    If that command gives you an error - and the file exists, of course - I'd say there was some security setting that's causing it to fail.