How to call COM comonents (VB .dll files) methods from java program

We have a third party .dll file (written and compiled in VB). We are migrating all our
code from MS to Java. The problem is that the java version of the .dll file is not available. Is there by any mean we can call those VB components methods from Java programs.

Thanks in advance..

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TimYatesCommented:
you will have to write a small C file wich calls the DLL, then call that C code via JNI...

Have a look here:

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/native1.1/
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TimYatesCommented:
Or....look for a java library which does what your 3rd party DLL does
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rjackmanCommented:
try following

http://www.hcn.zaq.ne.jp/no-ji/jcom/index_eng.htm

or u can write JNI code for the same
regards
RJ
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girionisCommented:
 There is also the JACOB project that allows you to do this. Take a look here: http://danadler.com/jacob/
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