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VB6 Referencing an external DLL file written in C++

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I have an external DLL supplied by a third party that works with C++ and Delphi development, however when I try
referencing the DLL using PROJECT -> REFERENCES -> BROWSE menu option I receive a message "Can't add a specific reference to the file"

I have also tried to regsvr32 the dll in windows XP and received the following message: XXXX (dll path) was loaded, but the DLLRegisterServer entry point was not found. This file cannot be registered.

Does anyone have any ideas what the likely problem is??

Regards pnclick
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The DLL sounds like a dynamic library (Windows Standard DLL) which has exported functions. You may need to use the exported functions of the DLL instead just like you would when using the Windows API. The DLL however must be written to use the __stdcall convention to be able to work in VB6. You can check if it has exported functions using depends.exe utility that ships with Visual Studio 6.
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