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    ActiveX Control Missing (XPDev)

    Trying to insert the 'Microsoft Date and Time Picker' on a form but it doesn't appear in either the list of registered controls, or the list to register controls. This was a full install of XPDev and a review of the setup shows all running from the hard drive. Is the control perhaps known by another name? I've tried looking at the entire list, but nothing seems even remotely close to what I need (there is the calender control, but that's not what I'm after). Possible corrupt install? (everything else works fine).
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    Re: ActiveX Control Missing (XPDev)

    It isn't listed separately. It's in the Microsoft Windows Common Controls, MSCOMCT2.OCX.
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    Re: ActiveX Control Missing (XPDev)

    Charlotte:

    Your reply probably means a lot to someone who know's what their doing (re: OCX). Let me re-state my question.
    Can I insert MS Date and Time Picker into an Access form? If so, how?
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    Re: ActiveX Control Missing (XPDev)

    Yes, you can, but you have to set a reference to the Windows Common Controls ocx first from the VB Editor Tools Menu. You'll probably need to use the Browse button on the references dialog to locate MSCOMCT2.OCX in the WindowsSystem32 folder (assuming you're running WinXP). Then the control will show up in your form's design toolbox under other tools as Microsoft Date and Time Picker Control, Version 2.
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    Re: ActiveX Control Missing (XPDev)

    Charlotte:

    Thanks for your help thus far, but there is no MSCOMCT<font color=red>2</font color=red>.OCX in System32 folder. There is MSCOMCT<font color=red>L</font color=red>.OCX, but there is no Date and Time Picker Control there either.
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    Re: ActiveX Control Missing (XPDev)

    Sorry, try the MSCOMCTL.OCX. Where are you looking for the date/time picker? It should be in the toolbox under the other tools list.
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    Re: ActiveX Control Missing (XPDev)

    Alas, it is not there; nor is it in the list of 'Available contols' to register. Frustration level reaching critical mass!
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    Re: ActiveX Control Missing (XPDev)

    It may be part of VB6 Pro then. Anyhow, the Date/Time picker is in MSCOMCT2.OCX.
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    Re: ActiveX Control Missing (XPDev)

    Thanks anyway; not really interested in spending $500.00 for DTPicker.
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    Re: ActiveX Control Missing (XPDev)

    <!mskb=297381>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 297381<!/mskb> indicates that MSCOMCT2.OCX is no longer included with XP Developer (actually I don't think it ever was), but it does give an address where you can download it. OTOH, the date time is notoriously buggy and lacking in function. We've had good success with the date/time ActiveX controls from DBI Tech but they do cost a bit.
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    Re: ActiveX Control Missing (XPDev)

    Wendell:

    Thanks for your input, nice to hear from you again. DBI Tech certainly has some interesting tools, but even $249.00 for Calender Controls is a bit steep for my pocketbook. The Controls Toolbox would seem the better deal in the long run, but that nearly equals the investment of upgrading VB6 to the Pro version. As so much of my input is based on dates/days of the week, I really would like to do something here but $ is always going to be a concern. In the end, I suppose I will try DTPicker (thanks for the link!) and see what difficulties it presents. Although, as they say, you get what you pay for.
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    Re: ActiveX Control Missing (XPDev)

    They (DBI Tech) frequently have specials that package a group of tools together, which is how we got acquainted with them to begin with. I understand the pocket book issue, but comparing the tools to the cost of VB6 (given you can still find it, as opposed to VB.net) isn't really valid. The ActiveX controls in VB6 are basically the same thing you get with the developer edition of Office, while the ActiveX controls DBI Tech sells are very sophisticated and provide superior performance. But try the MS version you can download and play with it some so you understand it's limitations and features.
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