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I have a VB6 project and I need to list out (to file) the paths and filenames of all references linked to the project; I also need to the file version information of the dependant files.

i.e.,

C:\WINNT\system32\stdole2.tlb#OLE Automation     Version 1.2.3
C:\WINNT\system32\scrrun.dll#Microsoft Scripting Runtime Version 1.2.3
C:\WINNT\system32\msstdfmt.dll#Microsoft Data Formatting Object Library 6.0 (SP4) Version 1.2.3

Can I do this in code or is there a freeware tool that would do this?  

Thanks Ian
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I just downloaded FileMon and Depedency Walker off the internet....

I am lloking into them to see if they meet my needs.
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by:kaliyugkaarjun
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Why don't u try VB packaging and development wizard...

Read this link and u will come to know how to get dependency files needed for project.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;830761
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by:JamesPMCD
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You could also try the MS Visual Studio Installer. It will create a package based on your project and lists all the dependancies.

This assumes that all you .dep files are correct of course.
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by:fostejo
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ISC,

The relevant information should be in your projects .VBP file in text format; for instance, a snippet of one of my .VBP project files looks like (in this instance for example, you can see that v8.0 of the CRViewer.dll is required)

Reference=*\G{C4847593-972C-11D0-9567-00A0C9273C2A}#2.2#0#..\..\WINDOWS\System32\CRViewer.dll#Crystal Report Smart Viewer
Reference=*\G{BD4B4E53-F7B8-11D0-964D-00A0C9273C2A}#1.1#0#..\..\Program Files\Seagate Software\Crystal Reports\craxdui.dll#Crystal Reports 7 Library
Reference=*\G{00025E01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}#5.0#0#..\..\Program Files\common~1\micros~1\dao\dao360.dll#Microsoft DAO 3.6 Object Library
Object={C4847593-972C-11D0-9567-00A0C9273C2A}#8.0#0; CRViewer.dll
Object={5B7759CE-C04E-4C5D-993B-8297E30D9065}#1.0#0; ChilkatFTP.dll
Reference=*\G{8BA2FE81-8506-11D4-BFE2-CB5FED326646}#1.0#0#..\..\SAWZip\SAWZip.tlb#SAWZip 1.0 Type Library

cheers,

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The FileMon and Depedency Walker apps met my needs...
 
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