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Writing COM Add In for Excel with VB6

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Thanks to rorya I have worked through Chip Pearson's tutorial on creating COM AddIn with VB6. It's a good example of Automation Add In.

I'd need to go a little further. I read somewhere that you can create VBA code for Excel from VB6 itself. That is, so I can debug and (hopefully) have Intellisense also. Is this possible? If so can someone direct me to a learning source please?

Info: So far, I have copied and pasted VBA code from the VBE to the Class in VB6. I can make simple things like 'show a message box' work. For data access with ADO etc. (which I can do in Excel VBA) I need to be able to write my code in VB6 just like I do in VBA, test etc. (This is so that I can make a COM AddIn to work with Excel 2010)

Thanks!
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Hi hindersaliva,
Please read Integrating with COM Applications for detailed information about how to call WCF service from VB6/VBScript client application.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms733928.aspx 
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services can be integrated directly into your existing code by using the WCF service moniker. The service moniker can be used from a wide range of COM-based development environments, such as Office VBA, Visual Basic 6.0, or Visual C++ 6.0.

You need to check whether the Initialize requires the parameter in this scenario. About configuration file, you need to place the binding definitions (generated by the ServiceModel Metadata Utility Tool (Svcutil.exe) in the generated client application configuration file) in the client application's configuration file. For example, for a Visual Basic 6.0 executable named CallCenterClient.exe, the configuration should be placed in a file named CallCenterConfig.exe.config within the same directory as the executable. The client application can now use the moniker.

If you have any further issues, feel free to tell us.
Brgds
Wellous
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Hi,
It's me again, also pls check these sites if you need something simple tasks.
Good luck

http://theopensourcery.com/vb12tut.htm
http://www.programmersheaven.com/mb/vba/359929/359929/applying-vb6-to-excel/
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Also read here about how To Use ADOX with Excel Data from Visual Basic or VBA
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303814/EN-US

Tks, Wellous
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by:hindersaliva
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Simple as it was this one gave me the missing link. Perfect!

http://www.programmersheaven.com/mb/vba/359929/359929/applying-vb6-to-excel/

You guys are fantastic.
Thanks Wellous.
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