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hello
i would like to make my own HMI using visual basic and ActiveX

idea described here
http://www.softwaretoolbox.com/Tech_Support/TechExpertiseCenter/ObjectSoftware/UnravellingTheMystery/unravellingthemystery.html

is anybody has an experience doing this ?
where do i start ? could you advise please

what version of VB do i need ? --- i know new one will not work

also how to connect ActiveX ? do i need some additional software ?

i got ABB PM554 PLC

i dont need very complicated HMI that scada offers. and we dont have thousands of dollars to pay for it

any advise will appreciate!
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VB 6 is latest to make activeX thats old now.

There is free vb 5 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/165524 download location is unknown.

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yes cannot download VB 5
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hmm  https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=1E43B461A4B4DC07%211399

does not stay there long 24 hours
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i installed VB but i stuck! i cannot find any info online how to connect to PLC using visual basic and Active X!
so little info!

help or who can help ?
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