using an ActiveX (twiz32.ocx) from runrev by vbs

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Thu Sep 25 04:05:17 CDT 2008

Hi Franz,

I don't think you can use sub routines in the do command. Each time  
when you call form_load, you'll probably have to rewrite the entire  
function verbose.

Sometimes, I have to experiment a bit with the createObject function  
to make it work. For example, adding "set' in front of the scanner  
variable might work:

set scanner = createObject("TwizLib.Twiz")

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 25 sep 2008, at 10:47, runrev at wrote:

> Hello,
> Is it possible and how can we use activeX with the alternateLanguage  
> Function of runrev by the way of visual basic script vbs? I do know  
> how to run Excel or Word from runrev in this way (using COM and  
> createObject), but not how to use an ocx.
> Any idea or suggestions?
> I use an ocx (Olympus Twain Wizard) for administration of a scanner  
> on windows (TWAIN). This works in Visual Basic 6.0 without any user  
> interaction (in this case Scan if the Form opens:)
> Private Sub Form_Load()
> Form1.Twiz1.AutoFeeder = True
> Form1.Twiz1.ShowUI = False
> Form1.Twiz1.Resolution = 300
> Form1.Twiz1.AcquireToFile ("c:\test.jpg")
> End Sub
> Now I try to do this with vbs in runrev (but I do not know whether  
> this is possible).
> I tried
>   scanner = CreateObject("Twizlib.Twiz")
>        scanner.AutoFeeder = True
>        scanner.MaxImages = 3
>        scanner.ShowUI = False
>        scanner.Resolution = 300
>        scanner.AcquireToFile("c:\test.jpg")
> But the ocx seems not to be accessible by createObject ("The ActiveX  
> object can not produce a new object"). To be shure: But this error  
> even occurs when the name of the class is wrong.
> The Typelib ID of this ocx is
> {A96AC4E1-6EBF-11D0-AA7C-00608CC9A71F}
> the most importent methods and settings are
> ShowUI = False
> AcquireToFile("c:\test.jpg")
> Regards
> Mit freundlichen Grüßen
> Franz Böhmisch

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