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Using Ambient Properties In Activex


Hi
I am trying to write an activex control. It needs to know the name that the end user has given it. I am trying to use this

thiscontrol=Ambient.DisplayName

but I can't get it to work, can anyone help please?

Best Regards

plcman




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Yes

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&lt;PARAM NAME=ClockDisplayFont VALUE="Comic Sans MS"&gt;

&lt;/OBJECT&gt;



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Alternatively, you could look through the .bs and .frm files using standard file I/O.

- gaffa

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