How to debug an ActiveX VB6 DLL faster?

HI

I am developing some DLLs based on VB6 ActiveX and in my short experience on this I feel I can´t debug it quickly as I want.

I do the following:

1. create code.
2. compile it.
3. Register it, and then try it with the final application.
4. If it has errors I go back to the point 1.

I use msgbox to trigger some "errors" and finally get some clue but this is pretty slow process, I wonder if there is a debugging way just like .exe apps.

Thanks.
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vb_elmarCommented:
VB can return the line where the error appeared. You can set a Stop command (see sample below), then VB stops and shows the Sub where the error appeared. In the sample below it's possible to go to the variable "a" (using the mouse cursor) . -VB shows you the value of "a" in a "tooltiptext".

Private Sub Form_Load()
On Error GoTo 12
4: Dim a As Long
6: a = "Hello"
8:
10: GoTo 14
12: MsgBox Erl: Stop
14:
End Sub
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
There's an article in VB6 help called 'Creating ActiveX Components' that will lead you step by step through the process including debugging.
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Glad I could help. In my profile you'll find an article I wrote about debugging VB6. It doesn't deal with dll's but you may still find it of interest.

Marty: MVP 2009 - 2012
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