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HowTo import DLL file in form

Posted on 2014-04-02
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I'm running Visual Studio

I have a DLL on a server \\A\myDLL.dll
The Dll has forms inside it

i want to use it on my form importing it only from the form, not through references


I need to do soemthing like this in my form  (pseudocode)



Imports MyDLL1  <source="\\A\myDLL.dll" >

Sub main()
    Dim x as Mydll1.frmForm1
    X.show()
End main
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Question by:Ess Kay
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by:Kyle Abrahams
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You should be able to use the load from to do that:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/1009fa28.aspx

Dim myDLL as Assembly = LoadFrom("\\A\myDLL.dll")
Dim x as new myDLL.Form1
x.Show()
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by:Ess Kay
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should, but doesn't
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by:Kyle Abrahams
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are you getting an error?  What happens if you try the DLL not on a server path?

Also what happens if you just add it as a reference to your other project for now?  does that work?
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Ess Kay earned 0 total points
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Im sure, same happens to me as it would to you
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If i reference it in my program, it works fine, but I dont publish it to production. Thus, whoever publishes it will need to constantly update all DLLS, and this one may be frequently changing.

To avoid that, I would like to either add it to the project as an included file, or place it somewhere shareable.



UPDATE:
Got it to work
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by:Kyle Abrahams
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frmReturn might be null.
try to instantiate it
myDLL.frmReturn = new myDLL.frmReturn

and then show it:
myDLL.frmReturn.Show()
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by:Ess Kay
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thanks kyle. the solution i posted works
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by:Ess Kay
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found solution here: http://www.a1vbcode.com/snippet-3215.asp

converted to vb
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