error fix for mfcans32.dll

What is a DLL?

DLL (Dynamic Link Library) files contain computer code and resources that can be used by multiple programs at the same time. This uses less system memory and helps your computer system run more efficiently. DLL files give program developers the ability to reuse code to add features to several programs without the need to write new code for each program.

There are many programs that require DLL files to function properly so when one of them is damaged or missing it will cause program crashes and poor system performance.

What is mfcans32.dll?

The module mfcans32.dll is described as Object Linking and Embedding 2 American National Standards Institute (OLE2ANSI) Library – Retail Version. This mfcans32.dll file enables OLE2 to have features like structured storage, automation, in-place activation, and drag-and-drop.

Object Linking and Embedding is a method of placing information from one computer application to another. An embedded OLE object is merely a static copy of the original drawing, while a linked object reflects any changes made to the original drawing. For instance, a picture created in Adobe Photoshop can be inserted into a Microsoft Word document and can be modified as well.

As a way to make compound documents in applications Microsoft developed OLE 2. OLE 2.0 was the next evolution of OLE 1.0 sharing many of the same goals although OLE 2 architecture was built on a Component Object Model (COM) that enables OLE automation and Network OLE. The module mfcans32.dll as a support DLL for OLE2 allows a word processor document to contain embedded spreadsheets that could be opened within the word processor window. The mfcans32.dll module enables the OLE2 control object to be embedded without requiring menus or toolbars to function. Also it allows embedding without saving large amounts of data.

OLE2’s support for Component Object Model and Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC) gradually disintegrated finally becoming poor enough to force Microsoft to shift the technology to ActiveX. An ActiveX control is a reusable component that executes the IUnknown interface which is the prime interface in the Component Object Model.

Suggested fix if you are experiencing mfcans32.dll errors:

DLL files are important parts of your operating system and many programs require them to function. When these files become damaged or are missing it causes poor system performance and system crashes. To fix these problems the user must replace the damaged file with a valid working version. If a working version cannot be found the user may perform a reinstallation of their operating system.

Mfcans32.dll is created by:

Microsoft Corporation

Known file path:


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