I'm looking for a way to install/license the ocx's associated with a
very early version of designer widgets that uses a 16 bit setup.exe file
(which simply won't run in Win 7). I've successfully installed Data
WIdgets and Calendar Widgets as well as VB 6.0 without issues. I'm the
original licensed and registered owner.
Is there a way to manually apply a license to the files or manipulate
the Setup.W02 through .W05 files? I can get designer widgets to work in
XP mode but would prefer to keep everything in the native Win 7 space.
If not, is there a current Infragistics replacement tool(s) that I can essentially 'Drop In' the VB 6.0 environment to replace Designer Widgets?
Thanks in advance...
I would like to know this too. Does anyone at Infragistics have an answer or advice?
DesignerWidgets has been retired since March of 2004 and there haven't been any updates for newer operating systems and as such the installers aren't expected to work on Windows Vista or newer. Note that the controls were also never tested for use on newer operating systems.
For replacements, you would need to convert your application to .NET and then you could look at NetAdvantage Ultimate which provides .NET controls for Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, and Silverlight.
Let me know if you have any questions with this matter.
Alan HalamaDeveloper Support ManagerInfragistics
It was nice to hear from Infragistics on this matter.
I understand the constraints and limitations of the older software but converting our legacy apps to .net is simply not an option for us at this time.
I can tell you that I can install our applications (they use DesignerWidget, DataWidgets and Calendar Widgets) using rather generic installation routines (AdvancedInstaller) on all versions of Vista and Win 7 (both 32 and 64 bit) and the controls work quite nicely.
I can also install and work with VB.60 on Win 7. What I can't do is use your installers to install the controls and the licensing under Win 7. I been having to use VB 6.0 in XP Mode. It works but I'd rather not have to. That has it's own limitation.
Is it possible to get information regarding the how to get the licensing set correctly. I would expect that I can simply copy the controls files (.ocx. ddl) to my drives and register them but without getting the licensing correct would be blocked from using them other than in demo mode.
Think you guys can help me out with this. It would make decision to stay with Infragistics when we finally do upgrade things pretty much a no brainer.
I have created a support case to help you further with this and provided an approach to test through that case. The case number is CAS-79096-D5KWD5 and can be seen from your My Support Activity page.
I am posting the solution that worked for you that was provided through the case so others may benefit from it.
When the installer is run it will create the following registry keys:
Note that there are also other “Sheridan” registry keys and those appear to be created when you the components are registered.
If you can copy the files over, register them, and then create these keys (using the values appropriate for your machine and setting the SerialNumber to be your product key), then the licensing would most likely work for the 32 bit components. Note that the 16 bit components still would not be expected to work on the 64 bit Operating System.
I had(have) the same problem. I solved it by repackaging the install. I had aproduct (can't remember the name, I think it was AdvancedInstaller) that overlooked an install and listed files and registry changes. I then created an install w/ those actions. It took a little tweaking but it appears to wrok just fine. I can maintain the VB6 app in my Win7x64 workstation. I can also run the app in Win7x64 and x86. My client has had no complaints.
Thank you for providing the additional information.
Thank you for this solution. It helped me to resolve a similar problem with ActiveThreed controls, still used in some of our legacy VB6 applications (until we'll have the time to replace them...).
Here are the required registry keys to create for ActiveThreed 2.04 :
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX\Version2\HelpFileDir]@="C:\Program Files (x86)\Sheridan\ActiveThreed\help"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Sheridan.ActiveThreed.ActiveX\Version2\InstallDir]@="C:\Program Files (x86)\Sheridan\ActiveThreed"
Your welcome and thank you for updating this thread with the necessary keys for ActiveThreed 2.04.
I am having the same issue with installation Designer Widgets in Windows 7 64bit. I have read through this thread but quite not understand on what to do.
1) Create all regkeys as above (no problem)
2) Copy and register files.
The problem is here. I do not know which files to copy or register.
Please help me. Thank you very much.
The files that you need to copy over and register are the assemblies that contain the controls.
Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the license for these products?
Shawn Lync (610)296-3838 ext. 1307
I am looking for a copy of the licenses for these. Do you know where I can find them.
(610) 296 - 3838 ext. 1307
Licenses are sold through our resellers like component source. For Designer Widgets, you can use the following link: