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The following error message appears when you attempt to use your Visual C++ control in Microsoft Excel 97, Microsoft Excel 2000, or Microsoft Excel 2002:
Cannot insert object
This error occurs if you created a control in Visual C++, manually changed the _wVerMajor and/or _wVerMinor variables, and didn't change the corresponding type library version number in the .odl file of your project. This occurs because Excel 97, Excel 2000, and Excel 2002 explicitly check to see if these two variables are equivalent in the registry.
To resolve this problem, you either have to change the version() attribute in your .odl file to reflect the current state of the _wVerMajor and _wVerMinor variables at compile-time, or specifically modify the registry entry HKCR\TypeLib\<Your TypeLib>\X.Y, where X and Y represent your major and minor version numbers respectively.
Steps to Reproduce Behavior
For more information about the wVerMajor or wVerMinor global constants, search for "wVerMajor" or "wVerMinor" in Visual C++ Help.
For more information about ODL (Object Description Language) files and the version() attribute, search for "ODL" or "ODL Attributes" in Visual C++ Help.
Article ID: 171280 - Last Review: January 20, 2007 - Revision: 4.3