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How can I use a VB.net Dll in VB6?

Posted on 2003-12-11
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I have written a dll with VB.NET, But I wanna use it in VB6.
how can i do ? My English is not good enough, please don't mind. Thanks a lot.
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Question by:ryustar
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by:nishikanth
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It's quite simple but you will end up with 2 dlls(COM referencer, .Net DLL)
Use the Run command in the Start Menu:


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"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET\FrameworkSDK\Bin\tlbimp.exe" "C:\MyProject\Bin\MyProject.dll"

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This will create MyProject.tlb which can be used in VB 5/6 and any other COM enabled languages(Note the .Net framework is still required to use the dll)
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by:ryustar
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But , when I do as your said. This error occurs. can you tell me why?

"TlbImp error: The input file 'E:\My Project\VB.net\DllTeset\bin\DllTeset.dll' is not a valid type library"
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nishikanth earned 20 total points
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it's ok, i found what it was "tlbexp.exe" not "tlbimp.exe"  cheers
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by:ryustar
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thanks for your help, nishikanth,  I have resolved that problem.
this is my first question in this forum. sincerely send my thanks to you.
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by:nishikanth
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my pleasure. But you gave a B grade inspite the problem was resolved (:
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