06-12-2003, 11:40 AM
alright, i have written a simple equipment check out program in vb 6.0 integrating it with access. I made it an executable and then put it in an install file with the access file as well. now it will install fine on a different computer that also uses windows xp, but when the program is ran it tosses me a tabctl32.ocx error before the program even starts up. how can i get around this, and what causes this problem. is it because the other computer does not have vb 6.0 installed on it. please help me. thanks
06-12-2003, 11:45 AM
you need to install the tabctl32.ocx on the machine thats running the programme.
The whole point of having an install package is so that you don't have to have VB installed on the target machine. Are you using the P&DW to package your app? If so, post the contents of the setup.lst file so we can try to help troubleshoot.
06-12-2003, 05:52 PM
well i installed the tab32ctl.ocx file on the computer that is running the program. and that did not work. but instead of coming up with a tab32ctl file it came up with a system error.
to package my application i am just using a freeware setup programe. i don't know exactly what P&DW is or how to use. that might be helpful
in the setup file i am placing the executable, the database file and now the tab32ctl.ocx file. any other ideas? thanks for the help
What setup program are you using? The P&DW (Package & Deployment Wizard) comes with VB, and is a useful way to tell what files need to be distributed with your app, whether or not you actually use it for generating the setup package. If you want to continue using your freeware program, first use the P&DW, then reference its setup.lst file in order to determine what files you need to include. If that freeware program happens to be INNO Setup, their website has some very nice documentation on how to convert a setup.lst file to an INNO script (.iss).
06-13-2003, 07:57 AM
awesome, i am using inno. so thanks for the advice. I also used the p&dw and that worked nicely, now i just need to create the complete setup file. thanks a bunch