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I do not see any documatation in the notes or on the forum about the dependencies of the 32bit Activex DLLs (ver 9.5.0) on Visual C++ Redistributable?

Do I need to install any Visual C++ Redistributable on target computers and what version is required?


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asked Mar 27 '14 at 00:16

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edited Mar 27 '14 at 00:17

The Chilkat ActiveX's are built using Visual Studio 2008 (VC++ 9.0).

This was chosen because it is the oldest version of Visual Studio that supports features required to pass certain security tests by Microsoft, such as /SAFESEH /NXCOMPAT.

The reason the oldest version of VC++ is chosen is because it is the most likely to be already-installed on any given machine. In other words, it will be rare to find machines without it (as opposed to building the ActiveX's with VS2013, for example).


answered Mar 27 '14 at 10:34

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