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VBScript displays the following error in the Developer Studio shell when you attempt to access the CreateObject or GetObject functions:
However, calls to these functions sometimes succeed in certain software configurations.
Line #: ActiveX component can't create object 'CreateObject'
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
This bug was corrected in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 3. For more information about Visual Studio service packs, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why
194295 HOWTO: Tell That Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs Are Installed
The Automation Issues topic for the Microsoft Developer Studio environment in the Visual Studio 97 Environment Readme states that some VBScript objects and procedures are not supported from VBScript macros. Among the examples of unsupported constructs, it lists the CreateObject and the GetObject functions. For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/191200/EN-US/ )Update Available for Window.External JScript Security Issue
Some users created macros using these functions, which executed successfully on certain software configurations, but failed on others. The fix in Service Pack 3 allows these functions to operate successfully, governed by the security settings of the object they specify.
Article ID: 194843 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 2.3