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Hi all

We have some third party VBX controls ( without source code ofcourse !!! ) which we would like to use with OCX and Dlls.

Is this still possible ?
Currently we have two setups running in parallel for 16 and 32 bit and we want to avoid this.

Can we write a wrapper or a bridge to make calls atleast ?

Any pointers will be appreciated

Thanks
Anand
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Can you not get the 32 bit versions of the DLL's and OCX's from the vendor.

If you are trying to maintain a code base for both environments then you are going to have bit problems. 32bit DLL's won't run on 16bit OS's.

I would say from the sounds of it you are going to have to maintain two code bases one 16bit and one 32bit.

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Dear Anand,
It is not possible to use 16 bit VBX in 32 bit envirement. If possible tell me what the vbx is doing for u. We will try to find similar ocx for u.
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sridhar_PJ, you are wrong. What is not possible is using 16 bit vbx/dll with vb5 and vb6. It is not an enviroment problem.
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Dear  Richie_Simonetti,
I agree the mistake,i shoul'nt use the word enviroment. But i am sure VBX can't be used in VB5 and VB6. If i m wrong correct me.
Sridhar
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i did read something that could be done with a sort of wrapper but i don't like it.
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