From: Brian on 07/09/2000
The file types .ocx and .vbx are "active x components". This means in a sense that they are generic peices of code which are called in whenever an application (exe presumably) requires their services.
They do not have an "association" per se. What they do have are several entries in the system registry which allows the operating system to find them when an application requires them.
If these files are missing, the first step is to find them and get them on your system. The second step is to ensure that they are properly registered so that the operating system can find them when required.
If you deleted these files "by hand" (without an uninstall program) it is likely that all of the required information is still present and the application will find and use them normally once you've put them back on the system (in the correct place).
Otherwise, you will need to run the command "regsrv32.exe your\path\here\filename.oxc"
in order to get the components properly set up on your machine.
If you ever need to remove a single file like this by hand, before you delete it, run the same command only place a "/u " before the filename. This removes the appropriate registry information.
Hope this is informative\helpfull.
Brian Battah (MCP)
Ps. if you are curious about what registry entries we're talking about here, run regedit and search for your file names. (I do NOT recommend trying to change this information by hand!) Run regclean.exe if necessary to clean out old or invalid entries.
: I think I'm missing the .exe file that will run these files. My ToolBook II requires TList.ocx to work properly. These files for some reason don't have an association with them. I probably deleted something I shouldn't have. :)