How to get methods / properties / values of an object

Looking for a way to get and list all the methods / properties / values of any given object ...

Example binding strings :

GetObject(“WinNT://MyDomain/Idaho,computer”)
GetObject(“WinNT://MyComputer/TestGroup,group”)
GetObject(“WinNT://MyDC/MyDomain/JSmith,user”)
GetObject(“LDAP://cn=Test2,cn=Users,dc=MyDomain,dc=com”)

A listing of the property types available in the WinNT bind string would be nice too (computer,group,user,LanManServe etc.)

Not a VB guru yet, so hope this isn't too confusing ... ask away if you're not sure ...
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zzzzzoocConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you don't have the TypeLibs available to you, you can always check the type of the object and then search MSDN for it (usually documented).

For example...

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim objTest As Object
    'late-binding.. no way to know properties/methods (interface) ahead
    'of time...
    Set objTest = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
    'check it's TypeName.. for IE, it's "IWebBrowser2".. "I" is just for
    '"Interface" which defines the properties/methods...
    MsgBox TypeName(objTest)
    'now.. go to http://msdn.microsoft.com and search for "IWebBrowser2"...
    'you'll come across a link of:
    'http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/browser/webbrowser/reference/ifaces/iwebbrowser2/iwebbrowser2.asp?frame=true
    'which documents mostly every property/method..
   
    'better "quit" the IE instance.. :-)
    Call objTest.Quit
End Sub
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