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Topic:   MS Access 2016 64 bit

By: AnthonyPosted on: Jul 13 2016 at 02:19:05 PM
I'm using Windows 7 64 bit, with MS Access 2016 64 bit, but I don't see the SCommLib.SComm in the Active-x control menu. Do you have a solution for use this (or Comm64) product with this performance?

By: GuestPosted on: Jul 15 2016 at 09:13:50 PM
The default installation of MS Office is only 32 bit. Even on a 64bit version of windows.

It is of course possible to install the 64bit version of Office but that has some problems when using VBA because VBA Looks for 32bit OCX components.

The Comm32 OCX is a 32 bit OCX so can not work in a 64 bit application. If you want to make use of 32bit activeX components then you need to build x86 (32bit) application.

The Comm64 component is a .NET DLL i'm not sure how (or if) VBA can use .NET assemblies.

By: ShawnPosted on: Aug 31 2016 at 03:02:20 PM
I just had the same issue and can confirm that MS Access 64-bit installation does allow the use of the OCX.

It seems that Office 365 defaults to install the 64-bit version of Office - including Access, Excel...

To correct this, you will need to uninstall Office 64-bit and download and install the 32-bit version of Office. The 32-bit Office install does work on 64-bit computer systems.

I did this and it fixed the OCX issue - access was given to the SCommLib.SComm ActiveX control in design view.

By: GuestPosted on: Dec 6 2017 at 11:44:28 AM
I have to run 64-bit Office so installing 32-bit version is not a solution for me.
Is there no working solution for Office 64-bit version???

By: RalfPosted on: Oct 16 2020 at 06:02:43 AM
I have he same problem, will there be a solution for 64 bit systems ?

By: GuestPosted on: Oct 18 2020 at 09:18:37 AM
MSComm32 and SComm32 are 32Bit OCX

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