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Posted on 2011-09-16
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I have a COM dll whioch was created in VB 6.0. Now we are using in .NET Windows application. I want to register this dll for this application only. No other application should not access this component.

How can I do this?
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This type of thing is not possible in COM. Since a dll is conceived to be reused, and since COM was designed at a time where security was not such a concern, they did not provide any protection of the type you need into COM.

This feature became available only in Visual Studio 2008 (framework 3) and is called a Friend assembly. It works only with .NET dll however, because it requires the dll to have a strong name, something that is not available on COM libraries. You would have to convert your dll to .NET.

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