Just want to test my dll project

Posted on 2001-06-18
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Im having trouble with testing my dll project.  I have previously compiled my dll but now I am adding some functionality to it.  I am having trouble testing becuase it is using only the compiled version.  I want to be able to step through my code in the dll project..

This must be easy...
Question by:kiprimshot
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by:Éric Moreau
ID: 6203346
From the File menu, select "Add project" and select "Standard EXE". Now right-click the new project and select "Set as startup". You will be able to debug your DLL.

Author Comment

ID: 6203359
I have done this already...the project only uses the compiled version of the dll..  I do not want to recompile a new dll every test..

Am I doing something wrong.  It seems as though this worked before.

Accepted Solution

gbaren earned 40 total points
ID: 6203374

1. Project Menu/Project Properties/Component Tab
set Version Compatibility to "Binary Compatibility" and select the previously compiled DLL.

2. File/Add Project/Standard EXE

3. Right-click new project and make it "Start Up"

4. In the new project Project/References add your DLL

5. Write code in the EXE project to test your DLL. You can set breakpoints and watches, etc. in the DLL project.

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Expert Comment

ID: 6203378
If you want to debug your DLL, you  have to set a reference to that DLL thru Project/References and do the same as emoreau has mentioned. You will be debugging the DLL that is part of the project group you are testing from

Expert Comment

ID: 6203392
You're almost set up correctly...
In the projects/references menu, un check the dll and click OK.
Then select projects/references again and hit the browse button.  Find the vbp file for your dll project and select the VBP instead of the DLL

Expert Comment

ID: 6203667
Did you deregister your dll from the registry? If not try and check again.

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