Yeah, But Which Common Controls?

This fragment of code from the VB standard module shows the GetComCtlVersion function that retrieves the major and minor version numbers of the Comctl32.dll installed on the local system. Use this function when you subclass toolbar or listview controls from Comctl32.ocx and implement hot-tracking toolbar or full-row select in the listview. It’s also useful when checking the DLL version in your setup application:

 VersionDistribution Platform 4.00	Microsoft Windows 95/Windows NT 4.0 4.70	Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0x 4.71	Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.00 4.72	Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Option Explicit Private Const S_OK = &H0 Private Declare Function LoadLibrary Lib "kernel32" _ 	Alias "LoadLibraryA" (ByVal lpLibFileName As String) _	As Long Private Declare Function GetProcAddress Lib "kernel32" _	(ByVal hModule As Long, ByVal lpProcName As String) As _	Long Private Declare Function FreeLibrary Lib "kernel32" ( _ 	ByVal hLibModule As Long) As Long Private Declare Function DllGetVersion Lib "comctl32.dll" _	(pdvi As DLLVERSIONINFO) As Long Private Type DLLVERSIONINFO 	cbSize As Long 	dwMajorVersion As Long 	dwMinorVersion As Long 	dwBuildNumber As Long 	dwPlatformID As Long End Type Public Function GetComCtlVersion(nMajor As Long, nMinor As _	Long) As Boolean 	Dim hComCtl As Long 	Dim hResult As Long 	Dim pDllGetVersion As Long 	Dim dvi As DLLVERSIONINFO 	hComCtl = LoadLibrary("comctl32.dll") 	If hComCtl <> 0 Then 	hResult = S_OK 	pDllGetVersion = GetProcAddress(hComCtl, _		"DllGetVersion") 		If pDllGetVersion <> 0 Then 			dvi.cbSize = Len(dvi) 			hResult = DllGetVersion(dvi) 		If hResult = S_OK Then 				nMajor = dvi.dwMajorVersion 				nMinor = dvi.dwMinorVersion 			End If 		End If 		Call FreeLibrary(hComCtl) 		GetComCtlVersion = True 	End If End Function
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