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c++.idde - SCT3D32.DLL not correctly installed?

reply Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> writes:
I'm trying to crate an application using the AppExpress feature of
ProjectExpress (Project->New) in the IDDE.

Once I tick the "use AppExpress" and click "finish", I get the message
in a Windows called CTL3DV2:

"This application uses SCT3D32.DLL, which has naot been correctly
installed."

This particular DLL is in the \dm\bin folder. I understood from the docs
that I didn't have to worry about any installation procedure other than
copying the files and setting my path environment (which I did).

The IDDE gives 7.51 as version number when you click the "About" entry
in Help. My current patch/version for the compiler is 8.1e.

Can you give me some advice?

TIA

Cesar
Oct 13 2001
parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
Try copying sct3d32.dll to your windows system directory (on my system it's
\winnt40\system32).

Cesar Rabak wrote in message <3BC8D9BB.6BC155C6 uol.com.br>...
I'm trying to crate an application using the AppExpress feature of
ProjectExpress (Project->New) in the IDDE.

Once I tick the "use AppExpress" and click "finish", I get the message
in a Windows called CTL3DV2:

"This application uses SCT3D32.DLL, which has naot been correctly
installed."

This particular DLL is in the \dm\bin folder. I understood from the docs
that I didn't have to worry about any installation procedure other than
copying the files and setting my path environment (which I did).

The IDDE gives 7.51 as version number when you click the "About" entry
in Help. My current patch/version for the compiler is 8.1e.

Can you give me some advice?

TIA

Cesar

Oct 14 2001
parent reply Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> writes:
Walter wrote:
 
 Try copying sct3d32.dll to your windows system directory (on my system it's
 \winnt40\system32).

This does not cut in! The symptom keeps the same ;-( Does this dll requires somo form of 'registering' like some VB controls?
Oct 14 2001
next sibling parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
Cesar Rabak wrote in message <3BC9B938.4C7EA226 uol.com.br>...
Walter wrote:
 Try copying sct3d32.dll to your windows system directory (on my system


 \winnt40\system32).

Does this dll requires somo form of 'registering' like some VB controls?

I don't know what the problem is. I'll see if I can find out.
Oct 14 2001
parent Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> writes:
Walter wrote:
 
 Cesar Rabak wrote in message <3BC9B938.4C7EA226 uol.com.br>...
Walter wrote:
 Try copying sct3d32.dll to your windows system directory (on my system


 \winnt40\system32).

Does this dll requires somo form of 'registering' like some VB controls?

I don't know what the problem is. I'll see if I can find out.

Thanks.
Oct 14 2001
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
Cesar Rabak wrote in message <3BC9B938.4C7EA226 uol.com.br>...
Walter wrote:
 Try copying sct3d32.dll to your windows system directory (on my system


 \winnt40\system32).

Does this dll requires somo form of 'registering' like some VB controls?

This message is generated by sct3d32.dll itself. It's a microsoft dll. To figure out why it does, I'd have to disassemble it <g>. If you want to give it a try, feel free!
Oct 14 2001
parent reply Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> writes:
Walter wrote:
 
 Cesar Rabak wrote in message <3BC9B938.4C7EA226 uol.com.br>...
Walter wrote:
 Try copying sct3d32.dll to your windows system directory (on my system


 \winnt40\system32).

Does this dll requires somo form of 'registering' like some VB controls?

This message is generated by sct3d32.dll itself. It's a microsoft dll. To figure out why it does, I'd have to disassemble it <g>. If you want to give it a try, feel free!

Oh no! I remember being able to run the DM stuff from the CD in another machine, I'll try to figure out what may be wrong this way first...
Oct 14 2001
parent Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> writes:
Cesar Rabak wrote:
 
 Walter wrote:
 Cesar Rabak wrote in message <3BC9B938.4C7EA226 uol.com.br>...
Walter wrote:
 Try copying sct3d32.dll to your windows system directory (on my system


 \winnt40\system32).

Does this dll requires somo form of 'registering' like some VB controls?

This message is generated by sct3d32.dll itself. It's a microsoft dll. To figure out why it does, I'd have to disassemble it <g>. If you want to give it a try, feel free!

Oh no! I remember being able to run the DM stuff from the CD in another machine, I'll try to figure out what may be wrong this way first...

I just tried in a win 95 no other software installed, only the OS, running from the CD, and the problem is the same... What suprises me it that the message comes from a window which has the name "CTL3DV2". This DLL according to MIcrosoft's quickview utility is a 16 bit DLL! Looking at APPX32.EXE be it with quickview or Serge Sorokin's ShowDep I can't find any reference (dependency) to this DLL! This is odd, isn't it? For simple projects, AppExpress seems to generate the project, now for complex ones, it fails... Will keep trying...
Oct 14 2001
prev sibling parent reply Chris <chris widdows.demon.nl> writes:
On Sun, 14 Oct 2001 13:11:36 -0300, Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> wrote:

Walter wrote:
 
 Try copying sct3d32.dll to your windows system directory (on my system it's
 \winnt40\system32).

This does not cut in! The symptom keeps the same ;-( Does this dll requires somo form of 'registering' like some VB controls?

No, it is a message put out by the DLL when it detects that it is run from a dir not being the system dir. Try renaming the original in the DM\BIN directory to sct3d32.dll.old. Due to the way windows locates the dll, a simple copy won't help if the original is still loaded first. Sometimes you've gotta help windows a little........ Chris
Oct 14 2001
next sibling parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
Chris wrote in message ...
On Sun, 14 Oct 2001 13:11:36 -0300, Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> wrote:

Walter wrote:
 Try copying sct3d32.dll to your windows system directory (on my system



 \winnt40\system32).

This does not cut in! The symptom keeps the same ;-( Does this dll requires somo form of 'registering' like some VB controls?

No, it is a message put out by the DLL when it detects that it is run from a dir not being the system dir. Try renaming the original in the DM\BIN directory to sct3d32.dll.old. Due to the way windows locates the dll, a simple copy won't help if the original is still loaded first. Sometimes you've gotta help windows a little........ Chris

If this works for Cesar, I'll put it in the FAQ, as I'm sure it'll come up again. Sigh. I've always hated installation programs, which is why I try to get things to work without needing installation. sct3d32.dll is determined to thwart me <g>.
Oct 14 2001
parent reply Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> writes:
Walter,

You should put this in the FAQ asap ;-D

BTW, whereas I understand your love to sensible means of installing and
uninstalling packages, I wonder if we could not put in the FAQ that if
one just copies the whole CD contents, a lot of Win32s binaries get
copied, which in Win 9x (I surmise NT/2000 as well) are worthless.

Thanks to Chris and Walter for the patience.

Be ready to help me with other issues, as the 'preview' function in
AppExpress also fails sometimes. . .

Cesar


Walter wrote:
 
 Chris wrote in message ...
On Sun, 14 Oct 2001 13:11:36 -0300, Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> wrote:

Walter wrote:
 Try copying sct3d32.dll to your windows system directory (on my system



 \winnt40\system32).

This does not cut in! The symptom keeps the same ;-( Does this dll requires somo form of 'registering' like some VB controls?

No, it is a message put out by the DLL when it detects that it is run from a dir not being the system dir. Try renaming the original in the DM\BIN directory to sct3d32.dll.old. Due to the way windows locates the dll, a simple copy won't help if the original is still loaded first. Sometimes you've gotta help windows a little........ Chris

If this works for Cesar, I'll put it in the FAQ, as I'm sure it'll come up again. Sigh. I've always hated installation programs, which is why I try to get things to work without needing installation. sct3d32.dll is determined to thwart me <g>.

Oct 14 2001
parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
Ok, I updated the www.digitalmars.com/faq.html with yours and Chris' input!
Thanks! -Walter

Cesar Rabak wrote in message <3BCA20D2.BB2DCF25 uol.com.br>...
Walter,

You should put this in the FAQ asap ;-D

BTW, whereas I understand your love to sensible means of installing and
uninstalling packages, I wonder if we could not put in the FAQ that if
one just copies the whole CD contents, a lot of Win32s binaries get
copied, which in Win 9x (I surmise NT/2000 as well) are worthless.

Thanks to Chris and Walter for the patience.

Be ready to help me with other issues, as the 'preview' function in
AppExpress also fails sometimes. . .

Cesar


Walter wrote:
 Chris wrote in message ...
On Sun, 14 Oct 2001 13:11:36 -0300, Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br>



Walter wrote:
 Try copying sct3d32.dll to your windows system directory (on my





 it's
 \winnt40\system32).

This does not cut in! The symptom keeps the same ;-( Does this dll requires somo form of 'registering' like some VB




No, it is a message put out by the DLL when it detects that it is run



a dir not being the system dir. Try renaming the original in the DM\BIN
directory to sct3d32.dll.old. Due to the way windows locates the dll, a
simple copy won't help if the original is still loaded first. Sometimes
you've gotta help windows a little........

Chris

If this works for Cesar, I'll put it in the FAQ, as I'm sure it'll come


 again. Sigh. I've always hated installation programs, which is why I try


 get things to work without needing installation. sct3d32.dll is


 to thwart me <g>.


Oct 14 2001
parent reply Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> writes:
Walter wrote:
 
 Ok, I updated the www.digitalmars.com/faq.html with yours and Chris' input!
 Thanks! -Walter

Walter, I read the update you did put in the FAQ, and I believe an additional clarification has to be posted be there be elsewhere: Since it is not possible to rename the DLL in the CD, we have to inform users that it is not possible to run AppExpress (be it alone or via IDDE) from the CD. Don't you agree? Cesar
Oct 18 2001
parent "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
Unfortunately, I think you may be right. -Walter

Cesar Rabak wrote in message <3BCEE2A6.8441A18 uol.com.br>...
Walter wrote:
 Ok, I updated the www.digitalmars.com/faq.html with yours and Chris'


 Thanks! -Walter

Walter, I read the update you did put in the FAQ, and I believe an additional clarification has to be posted be there be elsewhere: Since it is not possible to rename the DLL in the CD, we have to inform users that it is not possible to run AppExpress (be it alone or via IDDE) from the CD. Don't you agree? Cesar

Oct 18 2001
prev sibling parent reply Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> writes:
Chris wrote:
[snipped]
This does not cut in! The symptom keeps the same ;-(

Does this dll requires somo form of 'registering' like some VB controls?

No, it is a message put out by the DLL when it detects that it is run from a dir not being the system dir. Try renaming the original in the DM\BIN directory to sct3d32.dll.old. Due to the way windows locates the dll, a simple copy won't help if the original is still loaded first. Sometimes you've gotta help windows a little........

Chris, It worked! I do not get this message any more. Will proceed in exploring the tool now. Thanks for the tip! BTW, I had a misconception that having DLLs in the application directory would be OK, and in fact a means to avoid playing havoc in a client's machine. It seems some DLLs don't allow this. . . Again thanks, Cesar
Oct 14 2001
next sibling parent reply Jan Knepper <jan smartsoft.cc> writes:
Just CTRL2DV2.DLL as far as I know. It's a prevention from M$ to have multiple
copies on one system...

Jan
Oct 14 2001
parent Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> writes:
Jan Knepper wrote:
 
 Just CTRL2DV2.DLL as far as I know. It's a prevention from M$ to have multiple
 copies on one system...
 
 Jan

It seems it was the work of a sole soul (at M$) and the concept was rapidly abandoned ;-) [] Cesar
Oct 14 2001
prev sibling parent reply Chris <chris widdows.demon.nl> writes:
On Sun, 14 Oct 2001 20:36:32 -0300, Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> wrote:

Glad things worked out. It seems daft, but MS did have a reason.
Appearently they kept getting more and more support questions (solved that
differently since ;-) about the original CTL3D, as a lot of users had more
than one version. Trouble is that once the DLL is loaded, everybody gets
hooked up to the one in memory. So they wrote the d32 version, which
insists on being in the system directory. That created other problems (like
newer versions getting killed by older ones), so they abandoned that to
return to the glorious CTL3D problem when they put out more than one
MFC42.DLL. AFAIK they didn't repeat that brain wave, so you should be ok.
In fact, if installing all locally is what your after, ctl3d will do the
same and not complain. If I remember correctly, you can download all
versions/variants from MS, help file included.

Chris.


Chris wrote:
[snipped]
This does not cut in! The symptom keeps the same ;-(

Does this dll requires somo form of 'registering' like some VB controls?

No, it is a message put out by the DLL when it detects that it is run from a dir not being the system dir. Try renaming the original in the DM\BIN directory to sct3d32.dll.old. Due to the way windows locates the dll, a simple copy won't help if the original is still loaded first. Sometimes you've gotta help windows a little........

Chris, It worked! I do not get this message any more. Will proceed in exploring the tool now. Thanks for the tip! BTW, I had a misconception that having DLLs in the application directory would be OK, and in fact a means to avoid playing havoc in a client's machine. It seems some DLLs don't allow this. . . Again thanks, Cesar

Oct 16 2001
parent reply Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> writes:
Chris wrote:
 
 On Sun, 14 Oct 2001 20:36:32 -0300, Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br> wrote:
 
 Glad things worked out. It seems daft, but MS did have a reason.

OK, I see. Engineering in the Real WorldŽ is complicated, isn't it ;-) O first opportunity will browse the MS site you mention. I'm now fighting another bug and as soon I drill down a simple way to reproduce I'll post here. Is not related anymore to AppExpress, but ResourceStudio32. Watch this space! Thanks again to all. Cesar
Oct 16 2001
parent reply "StaveRunner" <greertr earthlink.net> writes:
For what it's worth, I had this problem on my COMPAQ Presario running W98
and I fixed it by copying the file into the "system" directory as opposed to
the "system32" directory.  I looked and all my DLLs were in that particular
directory, so that's where I put the file and it worked no problem after
that.

Greer
(newbie to C++ & DM)


"Cesar Rabak" <csrabak uol.com.br> wrote in message
news:3BCCE363.3C573624 uol.com.br...
 Chris wrote:
 On Sun, 14 Oct 2001 20:36:32 -0300, Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br>


 Glad things worked out. It seems daft, but MS did have a reason.

OK, I see. Engineering in the Real WorldŽ is complicated, isn't it ;-) O first opportunity will browse the MS site you mention. I'm now fighting another bug and as soon I drill down a simple way to reproduce I'll post here. Is not related anymore to AppExpress, but ResourceStudio32. Watch this space! Thanks again to all. Cesar

Nov 08 2002
parent "Matthew Wilson" <dmd synesis.com.au> writes:
On Windows 9x family (95, 98, ME) the "system" directory is %WINDIR%\SYSTEM
and on NT family (NT3.x, NT4.x, Win2K, XP) it is %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32. For
added fun and confusion, NT family also have a %WINDIR%\SYSTEM directory,
which is used for 16-bit dlls, and 9x family have a %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32
directory, which seems to have some driver things.

This difference has been the bane of installer program writers' lives!

"StaveRunner" <greertr earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:aqguid$1m4p$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 For what it's worth, I had this problem on my COMPAQ Presario running W98
 and I fixed it by copying the file into the "system" directory as opposed

 the "system32" directory.  I looked and all my DLLs were in that

 directory, so that's where I put the file and it worked no problem after
 that.

 Greer
 (newbie to C++ & DM)


 "Cesar Rabak" <csrabak uol.com.br> wrote in message
 news:3BCCE363.3C573624 uol.com.br...
 Chris wrote:
 On Sun, 14 Oct 2001 20:36:32 -0300, Cesar Rabak <csrabak uol.com.br>


 Glad things worked out. It seems daft, but MS did have a reason.

OK, I see. Engineering in the Real WorldŽ is complicated, isn't it ;-) O first opportunity will browse the MS site you mention. I'm now fighting another bug and as soon I drill down a simple way to reproduce I'll post here. Is not related anymore to AppExpress, but ResourceStudio32. Watch this space! Thanks again to all. Cesar


Nov 08 2002