TAC Xenta 102-AX plug-in, used with other binding tools than Echelon LonMaker

Issue

TAC Xenta 102-AX plug-in, used with other binding tools than Echelon LonMaker

Product Line

TAC Vista

Environment

  • Xenta 102-AX plug-in
  • LNS - LonMaker/NL220
  • FM20.dll

Cause

The TAC Xenta 102-AX plug-in requires file "FM20.DLL" from Microsoft. This file is not redistributable, but is installed by the Echelon LonMaker installation kit during the Visio installation.

Resolution

See further instructions in Microsoft Knowledgebase Article 224305 for instructions to get this file.

The DLL can be registered by downloading Microsoft's ActiveX Control Pad and installing this application on the target computer. This registers the FM20.DLL component without the need to install one of the below products. If using Windows 7, install with Windows XP Compatibility mode.

Products containing FM20.dll also include: 

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook 
  • Microsoft Project
  • Any program that includes Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

If the above is not an option, you may consider reading Lessons Learned Article #5223 which instructs how to use the "Graphic Plug-In" which provides the same functionality when LNS is not used.