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"Type expected" on custom control

Posted on 2009-07-08
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I've added a custom control to my toolbox and I can drag it onto a form OK. However, when I try and create an instance dynamically (etc dim tt= new mycontrol) I get a "Type expected" error. Do I need to register the control in some way?
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Question by:PhotoCompManager
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by:VBRocks
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You just have to declare it...

  Dim tt AS New MyControl()

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by:PhotoCompManager
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That's what I have ...
Private iPicImage As New cmImage
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by:VBRocks
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And you're getting that error?  

When you declare it, does it show up in intellisense?

You may try fully declaring it using the fully qualified namespace.

Example:
MyProject.cmImage
MyProject.Controls.cmImage
(or whatever it is).

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by:PhotoCompManager
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It shows up in intellisense but MyProject.Controls.cmImage gives "not defined" ("MyProject" does not show in intellisense)

Found it - I have to type    Private iPicImage As New cmImage.cmImage

(I must have something wrong in the complilation of the DLL)
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VBRocks earned 500 total points
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Oh, that's exactly what I meant.  "MyProject.Controls" probably wouldn't work for you.  I meant:

"MyProject" = The name of your project (like "Project1"), or the name of the dll (cmImage)
"Controls" = The namespace that your cmImage control is in, if there is one.



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