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detect mappoint activeX COM object
Hi, I have an application that makes use of microsoft mappoint. Right now I'm successfully accessing mappoint via the activeX 9 control. The program is a windows forms program written in C# .NET.
The MapPoint ActiveX control will be registered in the Windows Registry. Go to Start > Run > type "regedit" and click OK. Open HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and scroll down looking for registry keys along the lines of "MapPoint.Map" (or something - I don't know because I don't use MapPoint) - a machine without these keys will be a machine without MapPoint. So this is basically what you want to do but programmatically using the Microsoft.Win32.Registry classes in .NET.
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