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IDE Development in Visual Basic

I want to Develop Orcad Like IDE in Visual Basic
(like VB IDE :)
i.e
-we can drop tools/controls/objects from toolbar into form
-make connections between them
-set the object properties
-test project in Runtime

I want this IDE to use with real time Hardware.

Can anybody give me HINT about this?
Any Example ...

OR simply what should I study in VB for this.
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ismailsultan
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ismailsultan
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twalgraveCommented:
To create a VB like interface, you will most certainly need to get comfortable with COM Objects and how they work.  The best resource for this is a file called TLBINF32.chm (it's a help file) .  It talks about how to get the properties of dropped objects, etc.

TLBINF32.DLL and TLBINF32.chm are both on your VB CD, but not installed by default.
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ismailsultanAuthor Commented:
I think this is some thing i m trying to find

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20075491.html

BTW , I have worked on the VB for REAL time Interfacing mostly (SPP, ECP, Com port and ISA)
I have not worked much on IDE development.However i have used toolbar,imagelist controls and ADO.

Looking for more help ...
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twalgraveCommented:
Is there a question remaining then?
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twalgraveCommented:
recommendation: answered by twalgrave (the link that ismailsultan found confirms the need for tlbinf32 and goes into some detail explaining its use).
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