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 ProEssentials v9 Help

Chapter 3: ActiveX Installation


The ProEssentials setup program will automatically install and register all ActiveX interfaces on your development machine. ProEssentials will be ready to develop in Access, Excel, Visual Basic, Office, or any development needing ActiveXs.

MS Access...

Click / select the respective Form tab
1 - click the design button bottom right or Design menu,
2 - click the menu Controls, and
3 - select ActiveX Controls menu item.

Adding ActiveX to MS access

You see the Insert ActiveX Control dialog showing all ActiveX controls registered with the operating system. This image shows ProEssentials v7 and v8 installed, which will only be the case if both the v7 and v8 setup programs have been installed. Select the Pego v9 Control and select OK.

msaccess insert activex control


MS Excel...
Right click the top menu, select Customize the Ribbon... then select the Developer check box to enable the Developer top menu.

Now click 1 Developer menu, 2 Insert Menu, and 3 the More Controls icon as shown below..

msaccess activex reading table code
This opens the More Controls dialog showing all ActiveX controls registered on the system. Highlight the Gigasoft Pego v9 control and select OK. This places the control on your sheet.



The setup program prepares Visual Basic 6 for inclusion of ProEssentials components.


You can manually register an ActiveX with "REGSVR32.EXE" found in your system32 or syswow64 on 64 bit systems. You can also use this utility to manually un-register an ActiveX by using the "-u" command.  This is useful when testing your own setup programs and CAB install features.


For Visual Basic users, after installing ProEssentials, launch Visual Basic and create a new "Standard EXE" project.


Use the Project / Components... menu item to open the [Components] dialog.


Within the [Components] Dialog, scroll down until you see the Gigasoft entries and select those shown in the left image. Note that the [Controls] tab is active.


Clicking the [OK] button will close the [Components] dialog and places those items selected into Visual Basic's ToolBox as shown.