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For learning purposes , I created a dialog form as a .dll file and another form which I use to call the dialog form with the button.  I get a type error expected and i don't know why.  The code is correct.  Is the 'type error expected' expecting a type cast?
This is the line that causes it but i'm pretty sure its correct way.
Dim frmAbout As New AboutDialog ' type expected error

Scroll down to the bottom and you'll find that line (button click event)

Imports AboutDialog
Public Class frmAbout
Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form

#Region " Windows Form Designer generated code "

Public Sub New()
MyBase.New()

'This call is required by the Windows Form Designer.
InitializeComponent()

'Add any initialization after the InitializeComponent() call

End Sub

'Form overrides dispose to clean up the component list.
Protected Overloads Overrides Sub Dispose(ByVal disposing As Boolean)
If disposing Then
If Not (components Is Nothing) Then
components.Dispose()
End If
End If
MyBase.Dispose(disposing)
End Sub

'Required by the Windows Form Designer
Private components As System.ComponentModel.IContainer

'NOTE: The following procedure is required by the Windows Form Designer
'It can be modified using the Windows Form Designer.
'Do not modify it using the code editor.
Friend WithEvents Label1 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
Friend WithEvents Label2 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
Friend WithEvents btnAbout As System.Windows.Forms.Button
Private Sub InitializeComponent()
Me.Label1 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label
Me.Label2 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label
Me.btnAbout = New System.Windows.Forms.Button
Me.SuspendLayout()
'
'Label1
'
Me.Label1.Font = New System.Drawing.Font("Arial Black", 24.0!,
System.Drawing.FontStyle.Regular, System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Point, CType(0, Byte))
Me.Label1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(32, 16)
Me.Label1.Name = "Label1"
Me.Label1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(504, 48)
Me.Label1.TabIndex = 0
Me.Label1.Text = "About Dialog"
Me.Label1.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleCenter
'
'Label2
'
Me.Label2.Font = New System.Drawing.Font("Arial", 20.25!,
System.Drawing.FontStyle.Regular, System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Point, CType(0, Byte))
Me.Label2.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(24, 88)
Me.Label2.Name = "Label2"
Me.Label2.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(504, 32)
Me.Label2.TabIndex = 1
Me.Label2.Text = "Click the button to test the About Dialog"
Me.Label2.TextAlign = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleCenter
'
'btnAbout
'
Me.btnAbout.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(200, 176)
Me.btnAbout.Name = "btnAbout"
Me.btnAbout.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(176, 32)
Me.btnAbout.TabIndex = 2
Me.btnAbout.Text = "About..."
'
'frmAbout
'
Me.AutoScaleBaseSize = New System.Drawing.Size(5, 13)
Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(568, 266)
Me.Controls.Add(Me.btnAbout)
Me.Controls.Add(Me.Label2)
Me.Controls.Add(Me.Label1)
Me.Name = "frmAbout"
Me.Text = "SCC313 Practical"
Me.ResumeLayout(False)

End Sub

#End Region

Private Sub btnAbout_Click(ByVal sender As _
System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles _
btnAbout.Click
Dim frmAbout As New AboutDialog ' type expected error

frmAbout.ProjectID = "Prac 2"
frmAbout.ProjectName = "A Reusable About Dialog"
frmAbout.ShowDialog()
End Sub
End Class

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Question by:gbilios
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by:RonaldBiemans
ID: 11713728
what is the name of your form and the name of your referenced DLL ?

because the error indicates that you only reference the dll not the form itself

I would expect it to be something like

Dim frmAbout As New AboutDialog.form1
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by:gbilios
ID: 11713820
The .dll file is called AboutDialog.dll
The dialog form is called AboutDialog.vb
The form to call the dialog form is called frmAbout
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RonaldBiemans earned 255 total points
ID: 11713840
then try

Dim frmAbout As New AboutDialog.AboutDialog
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by:gbilios
ID: 11713872
then why not

frmAbout As New AboutDialog
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by:RonaldBiemans
ID: 11713885
it gets confused because you use the same name for both the dll and the form
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