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Thread: VS2015, Vb.Net, "Cannot create ActiveX component"

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Hampton, NJ

    VS2015, Vb.Net, "Cannot create ActiveX component"

    I've been using dMCScripting for years on my site, but now that I'm moving to a 64-bit host, I'm having problems with it.

    Basically, I have Visual Studio 2015 developing on Widows 10. When developing local I get "Cannot create ActiveX component" whenever I try to create the scripting object. I have verified that it appears as a COM reference, that it's registered with regsvr32, that it appears in regedit and that is is the 64-bit dll.

    I don't get the error on the Server 2012 R2 box, but I am not getting back any tags with ReadIDTag so I'm trying to troubleshoot locally. I have tried 14 Ref, 14.4 Ref, 15.0 Ref and now 16.0 Ref.

    Simple code:

    Private Sub test_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
    Dim Element(1000) As String, Value(1000) As String

    Dim FullPath As String = Server.MapPath("~/2016/20160827_16-35/20160827-11_128k-44h-S.mp3")
    Dim dMC As DMCSCRIPTINGLib.Converter = CreateObject("dMCScripting.Converter")
    For i As Integer = 0 To 1000
    Element(i) = ""
    Value(i) = ""

    Call dMC.ReadIDTag(FullPath, i, Element(i), Value(i))
    If Element(i) = "" Then Exit For
    If Element(i) = "Album" Then Me.output.InnerHtml &= "_AlbumTitle: " & Value(i) & "<br />"

    End Sub

    Error message in attachment.

    BTW, before you suggest it, VS 2015 doesn't have the option to build for x64, only "Any CPU".

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Last edited by rwayneross; 08-29-2016 at 02:35 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2002

    Re: VS2015, Vb.Net, "Cannot create ActiveX component"

    We only have VS 2013, when creating a Windows forms application, it does have the x64 option under: Settings >> Build >> Platform Target.

  3. #3
    dBpoweramp Guru
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    London, UK

    Re: VS2015, Vb.Net, "Cannot create ActiveX component"

    I am using Visual Studio 2015 on a Windows 8.1 Pro x64 PC and have a dMCScripting project working fine.

    In my project, I have set a reference to dMCScripting 1.0 Type Library and the Target CPU is set to x64.

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