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Topic:   can't find SComm in additional controls of VB

By: MuriloPosted on: Sep 22 2017 at 08:39:47 PM

I installed SComm on my computer, but it does not appear in the additional controls box. Anyone know what could be happening?

Best regards,

By: GuestPosted on: Sep 25 2017 at 08:05:54 PM
If you're using vb6 then it should appear.
If you're using VB.Net then make sure you're looking in the COM tab. Not the NET tab.

In either case, if you can't see it in the list then click the browse button and navigate to c:windowssystem32scomm32x.ocx and select it. Or, on 64bit windows in the syswow64 folder.

By: GuestPosted on: Sep 26 2017 at 07:11:54 PM

or on 64bit machine


By: GuestPosted on: Oct 20 2017 at 06:05:42 PM
Thank you for the answers, but the problem was the office's version(64 bits). I've installed the 32bits version and it works!!!!!

By: ismaPosted on: Nov 14 2017 at 10:21:25 AM

I have the same problem, can you help me ?

After downloading the installer file, I Double click the installer icon and after a few second the icon disappears. But I can't find the component in the toolbox under excel vba
How to install comm32 in vba ?

Windows 7 64bits
Office 2016 32bits


By: GuestPosted on: Nov 14 2017 at 12:10:56 PM
Right click in the toolbox and select the option for "Additional Components".

Or maybe in the menu across the top you'll see "Additional Components".

Pick that option and browse to

By: GuestPosted on: Nov 14 2017 at 12:15:09 PM
Might be Menu > Tools > "Additional Controls"

That should bring up a list of controls. If it's not in the list then use the Browse button to go to \SysWow64\scomm32x.ocx and select the ocx. It should then appear in your toolbox.

By: ismaPosted on: Nov 14 2017 at 01:30:38 PM
I found the Browse button in "references" but not in "Additional Components"
However I can't find this file anywhere... neither in system32 nor in SysWow64
Something is wrong with the installation

By: ismaPosted on: Nov 14 2017 at 03:15:39 PM
It was an installation issue indeed
My antivirus soft didn't let the installation finish
I fixed the problem by adding an exception

Thank you

By: SupportPosted on: Nov 14 2017 at 09:24:02 PM
It would be good if the Anti Virus software would at least tell you that it blocked the installation and allow you to install if you want.

But some just block it without telling you so you don't know it was blocked.

What Anti-Virus software was it?

By: ismaPosted on: Nov 15 2017 at 02:42:24 PM
It could have avoided me an hour of research if he had an alarm
"Symantec endpoint"

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