Actual installation in Windows

Absolute Color Picker ActiveX Control installation process is simple.

All you need to do is accomplish a few simple steps:

  • Download the latest version of Absolute Color Picker ActiveX Control at:
    /download/color-picker
  • Double click it using any file manager or Windows Explorer in order to start installation process.
  • Follow the prompts given, study the License Agreement carefully, select the destination path, choose shortcuts you wish to be created and finish the installation.
  • Finally you will need to navigate either to the Start Menu and locate the launcher in Programs submenu or double-click the shortcut created on the desktop, if you chose this option, and Absolute Color Picker ActiveX Control will be launched.
  • Installer will suggest to register the component immediately.

But that’s not all. You have to register the component in the system (if you haven’t done it during the installation process) as well as in your IDE (e.g. Visual C, Delphi, Visual Basic, etc.) If you didn’t register during the installation of the component, you can use shortcuts in the "Start"-"All Programs" menu. There you can find shortcuts to uninstall and unregister the component.

If you haven’t chosen automatic registration during installation process, you may try to register it manually:

  1. Start the Command Prompt:
      "Start" menu -"Run" (or "WIN"+"R") and execute the command "CMD"
  2. Use "regsvr32" system utility to register the component:
    • C:\Program Files\Eltima Software\Absolute Color Picker ActiveX Control>regsvr32 AColorPickerAXOEM.ocx
      – standard registration with relative path to the component
    • C:\Windows>regsvr32 “C:\Program Files\Eltima Software\Absolute Color Picker ActiveX Control\ AColorPickerAXOEM.ocx”
      – standard installation with absolute path to the component
    • C:\Program Files\Eltima Software\Absolute Color Picker ActiveX Control>regsvr32 /s AColorPickerAXOEM.ocx
      – silent mode registration – in this case you will not get any notion about successful registration
    • C:\Program Files\Eltima Software\Absolute Color Picker ActiveX Control>regsvr32 /i:reg AColorPickerAXOEM.ocx
      – in this case you will not see a “how to enter the key” form
    • C:\Program Files\Eltima Software\Absolute Color Picker ActiveX Control>regsvr32 /u AColorPickerAXOEM.ocx
      – in this case you will unregister

Windows OS register Absolute Color Picker ActiveX Control components with following GUIDs:

Demo version:
  Color Picker ActiveX component: 0AD81CF1-F96C-49DA-BF9B-2F2A17478F23
  Gradient Picker ActiveX component: 54CA4C3F-6F37-4A93-A14E-E58DABAA88BF

OEM version:
  Color Picker ActiveX component: A6D3DCA6-C12E-4C3C-A1E5-F1EEEF971013
  Gradient Picker ActiveX component: 94939C10-DFE6-4AD4-97B1-62C65C6DF198