FIX: You may receive an error message when you try to use the Windows Forms ActiveX Control Importer (Aximp.exe) in Visual Studio 2005

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Consider the following scenario. You upgrade a project from Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. You try to use the Microsoft Windows Forms ActiveX Control Importer (Aximp.exe) to convert a type definition in a Component Object Model (COM) type library for an ActiveX control to a Windows Forms control. In this scenario, you may receive the following error message:
AxImp Error: Parameter '<ParameterName>' of method '<MethodName>' has a specified default value that is not of a type (System.Object) recognized by the ActiveX Importer. Change the type of the parameter to a known OLE automation compatible type.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio 2005 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Visual Studio 2005 installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform,050,36805-May-200613:51x86
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
AxImp System.Object ActiveX Importer parameter OLE Automation compatible

Article ID: 918148 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 09:00:54 - Revision: 2.0

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