[PythonCE] Warning about comctl32.dll

Luke Dunstan coder_infidel at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 2 11:42:46 CET 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeffrey Barish" <jeff_barish at earthlink.net>
To: <pythonce at python.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: [PythonCE] Warning about comctl32.dll

>> > Some of my applications are now triggering a warning when they first 
>> > start
>> > running that reads:
>> >
>> > Please install a newer version of comctl32.dll (at least version 4.70 
>> > is
>> > required but you have 0.00) or the program won't operate correctly.
>> If I search for this message on Google it appears only in wxWidgets 
>> source
>> code, so I suggest you ask on their mailing list.
>> Luke
> I did post a message, as you suggested.  In case anyone is interested, the
> response that I got was:
>> It seems in 2_6_BRANCH of wxWidgets source repository this message occur 
>> in
>> wxW/src/msw/listctrl.cpp when wxLC_VIRTUAL flag is used.
> The version of wx that runs on WinCE is, but the symptoms match. 
> All
> my test programs that contain a list control in virtual mode produce the
> error message and those with a list control in normal mode do not.  I am
> still searching for a solution to this problem.
> -- 
> Jeffrey Barish

Did they admit that it is a wxWidgets bug though? As you say, Windows CE has 
no comctl32.dll so wxWidgets should probably not check for the version 
number, but I don't know for sure. The only way to avoid it would be to 
modify and recompile wxWidgets for WinCE.


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