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A5v8 Runtime error after installing for the first time

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  • A5v8 Runtime error after installing for the first time

    On trying to run Alpha5.exe runtime version 1980-3163 after installing my application for the first time on a Vista PC, I get the following error:

    'Startup_100_Register_Controls'.  Could not open OLE object <string of Hex characters>
    I have created my application on a Vista PC using latest version of A5v8 Developer 1980-3163 and used Installmaker to create an installation file consisting of my application and the A5v8 runtime in separate folders under C:\Program files\. There were no problems doing this and installmaker completed without error.

    I have used the same procedure successfully before on other PCs without experiencing any such problem.

    Does anyone know what I can do to resolve this problem? Many thanks.

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    Re: A5v8 Runtime error after installing for the first time

    no surprise there really Brett! Seeing as how Vista came out after a5v8. But you can try to manually register (or use a bat file) the controls...there are several threads on this I remember reading. I will see about locating what is needed from my help file.

    Here is one snippet I found (have 5 or so). They are run one at a time from the Run window in Windows.

    regsvr32.exe C:\progs\A5v9\Codejock.PropertyGrid.v11.1.3.ocx
    regsvr32.exe C:\progs\A5v9\Codejock.ReportControl.v11.1.3.ocx
    regsvr32.exe C:\progs\A5v9\Codejock.SuiteCtrls.v11.1.3.ocx
    regsvr32.exe C:\progs\A5v9\Codejock.TaskPanel.v11.1.3.ocx
    regsvr32.exe C:\progs\A5v9\a5contexteval.dll
    regsvr32.exe C:\progs\A5v9\a5controls.dll

    In versions 6, 7, and 8 the specific file names will most times be different - just look in your A5 folder for the exact name of the control.

    It may even be a permissions problem---must be admin to install Alpha initially....and if not then some things just won't install correctly (such as the controls).
    Last edited by MikeC; 01-20-2012, 01:22 AM.
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      Re: A5v8 Runtime error after installing for the first time

      Your application files should not be under program files. They should be in a folder in the root of a disk drive as: c:\myfolder\my app

      It has been going this way with windows versions stronger and stronger since about windows 2000.
      Dave Mason
      Skype is dave.mason46


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        Re: A5v8 Runtime error after installing for the first time

        Originally posted by DaveM View Post
        Your application files should not be under program files. They should be in a folder in the root of a disk drive as: c:\myfolder\my app

        It has been going this way with windows versions stronger and stronger since about windows 2000.
        Thanks, David. A very good point which I will keep in mind for the future when I install to foreign PCs. However in this case the problem is with A5v8 runtime, not my application. The error message as described occurs when I try and run Alpha5.exe in the runtime folder, that is to say it occurs before I open and run my application.


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          Re: A5v8 Runtime error after installing for the first time

          Hi Brett,

          Mike did a good job of that for you. What he said should work. I just happened to notice the reference to where your app was and hoped I could help out a little.

          Have a good day
          Dave Mason

          Skype is dave.mason46


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            Re: A5v8 Runtime error after installing for the first time

            Yes, agree, good job. Many thanks.

            The problem I have is that the PC on which the problem occurs is at a remote location. I really need a test PC to try things out on first. Then I will feel confident that I can travel to the site and fix the problem in a few minutes. I currently have no other PC available to me to test on which has the same problem. Taking a production PC off a busy person for an indefinite time to try something out which may or may not work is not a good way to do business for me. So I am trying to think of a better way to do it.