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    Active X no longer working on some PC's

    Hi

    i have a workbook which used to work. However i am now getting an "object doesn't support this property or method" error. All i'm trying to do is return the value of an active x check box?

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    is this right way?

    thanks

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    Re: Active X no longer working on some PC's

    If this just started happening, it may be related to a recent Microsoft update.
    Try this:
    Search your hard drive for *.exd and delete every matching file
    or...if you're reluctant to delete them: Rename them. If that fixes it...delete them.

    Does that help?

    (BTW...ActiveX controls have some annoying and unpredictable down-sides. I stopped using them years ago in favor of forms controls)
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    Re: Active X no longer working on some PC's

    Ron, you are my hero. A thousand thanks. **Kneeling and bowing**

    Microsoft update just killed my ActiveX combo boxes -- on a shared computer, and the failure occurs on my user profile only; on my PC only. No restore point available. (I just renamed the only *.exd file in my C drive and fixed the problem. What will it harm, I wonder?)

    Fixed now... but:
    If you have a form control that can help to autopopulate as typing; filling several fields on the same sheet, accessing another sheet in the workbook, let me know!

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    Re: Active X no longer working on some PC's

    Unfortunately, I don't
    I got tired of complaints by my users that the models I built suddenly started acting strangely.
    So...I chose to work *with* Excel, not against it.

    (ActiveX controls are like the little girl with the curl down her forehead: when she's nice she's very nice...but when she's BAD, she's VERY, VERY BAD!)

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    Re: Active X no longer working on some PC's

    Blake 7

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    Re: Active X no longer working on some PC's

    Thanks for posting the link to romperstomper's detailed explanation.

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    Re: Active X no longer working on some PC's

    No problem mate - I had this same issue at the beginning of the week and found that deleting my temp folder resolved the issue as that seems to be where the .exd files are kept

    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-gene...ml#post3925097

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    Re: Active X no longer working on some PC's

    wow, thank you. This has saved me from a world of pain with my users.
    Last edited by spinkung; 12-15-2014 at 04:45 AM. Reason: problem solved

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    Re: Active X no longer working on some PC's

    One of members of excelforum.pl even prepared batch file to do all required .exd claening, and it was published on https://www.facebook.com/forumexcelapl (description is in Polish, so direct link is: https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=9170f...E0wp5AQ0T5sqbo )
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    Re: Active X no longer working on some PC's

    I tried this but my buttons are still not working....

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