FIX: Comctl32.ocx Is Binary Incompatible with Previous Version

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SYMPTOMS
Your application may experience a crash if it was created usingCOMCTL32.OCX version 5.00.3422 or 5.00.3601 and your system has beenupgraded to COMCTL32.OCX version 5.00.3714. Version 5.00.3601 shipped inthe Microsoft Office Developer's Edition 97 and version 5.00.3422 shippedin Beta-1 of the Visual Basic Control Creation Edition.
CAUSE
Some changes in version 5.00.3714 caused the V-Table of COMCTL32.OCX tochange. With the V-Table changed, it is possible that an application willcall a method or property and crash because the function signature does notmatch. Version 5.00.3714 ships with Visual Basic 5.0 Learning,Professional, and Enterprise Editions.
RESOLUTION
This problem has been fixed in version 5.00.3828 of COMCTL32.OCX. Thisversion is binary-compatible with the 5.00.3422 version ofCOMCTL32.OCX and the 5.00.3714 and 5.00.3601 versions of COMCTL32.OCX.

There is no need to re-build applications built with version 5.00.3422 and5.00.3601; to get them running correctly, you simply need to installversion 5.00.3828. However, if you are going to re-deploy your application,you may want to rebuild your setup program so that it distributes version5.00.3828.

To obtain the latest version of COMCTL32.OCX Visual Basic 5.0, Visual C++5.0, and Visual Studio 97, owners should install the Visual Studio 97Service Pack 1.

For additional information about the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 1,please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
170365 : INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why

The COMCTL32.OCX update file is also available as a separate downloadfor customers that do not own Visual Basic 5.0, Visual C++ 5.0, orVisual Studio 97.

To obtain the latest version of COMCTL32.OCX, see the following article inthe Microsoft Knowledge Base:
167121 : FILE: Updated COMCTL32.OCX Version 5.00.3828 Available

Version 5.00.3828 of COMCTL32.OCX also shipped with the final release ofthe Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listedat the beginning of this article. This bug has been corrected inCOMCTL32.OCX, version 5.00.3828. This bug has also been corrected in VisualStudio 97 Service Pack 1.
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Article ID: 167123 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 16:50:44 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition, Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition, Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition, Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Professional Edition

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