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When you try to add a control to a form, the following message may appear:
License information for this component not found. You do not have an appropriate license to use this functionality in the design environment.
When a control is installed for run time use only (such as those installed by an application created with Visual Basic), if the Visual Basic Development Environment is installed onto the same machine afterwards and the existing control is of equal or higher version than that from the CD, the license key for that control is not updated.
If the control in question is any of the ones listed below, then find and double-click on the file Vbctrls.reg on the Visual Basic CD-ROM:
If the control in question is not among the controls listed above, please do the following:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa718359.aspxIf the problem persists, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/181854/EN-US/ )FILE: VB5cli.exe Fixes Visual Basic 5.0 Control Installation Problem
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/194751/EN-US/ )FILE: VB6Cli.exe Fixes License Problems with Visual Basic 6.0
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/195353/EN-US/ )FILE: VBUSC.EXE Provides Licensing for Discontinued Controls
Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
Steps to Reproduce Behavior
License information for this component not found. You do not have an appropriate license to use this Functionality in the design environment.
Please see the RESOLUTION section of this article for additional Microsoft Knowledge Base articles. For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/172193/EN-US/ )INFO: List of VB 4.0 Custom Controls Discontinued in VB 5.0
Article ID: 177799 - Last Review: September 22, 2011 - Revision: 4.0