How to use WebBrowser from VB.NET (2005) in VB6?

I would like to use WebBrowser from VB.NET (2005) in VB6. Is it possible, and how? Is there maybe some kind of ActiveX wrapper around this object, so I could use it straightforward in VB6?
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Rose BabuSenior Team ManagerCommented:
Hi npaun,

have a look on the below URL to add browser control in vb6 application

Hope this can help you.
npaunAuthor Commented:
@Rose Babu
As far I as understand, that post is about using VB6 WebBrowser ActiveX control inside a VB6 project, which I'm quite familiar of. The problem is that VB6  WebBrowser ActiveX is old and full of bugs. Hence, I wish to use the VB.NET WebBrowser Net component, but inside my VB6 project, if possible, and that is a completely different thing....
Valliappan ANSenior Tech ConsultantCommented:
I think you'd have 2 options.

1) Use "Microsoft InteropForms Toolkit 2.1" and then use the VB.NET forms/user controls in your VB6 code.
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For examples on this search for 'Microsoft InteropForms Toolkit examples' and you would get the same.

2) Option 2 would be to :
- create a user control in
- set the 'Register for COM interop' in debug/release modes.
- Set [Assembly:ComVisible(true)] in Assemblyinfo.cs
- register the dll with regasm.exe utility (regasm.exe Assembly.dll) and then use in vb6.
- use the custom control in vb6



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Rose BabuSenior Team ManagerCommented:
Hi npaun,

I got your point now. And you may or may not be interested on the below links. So just take a look and it may give any idea.
npaunAuthor Commented:
ok, thanks.
Do you maybe know what is the situation with deployment in the case 1)? i.e. when making an VB6 installer, what are the additional components I would have to include in my setup package? And, does all the necessary components can be simply included in the VB6 (or third party) installer, or the user would need to implement something manually or semi manually, e.g to run the InteropFormToolsInstaller.msi at his own?
Valliappan ANSenior Tech ConsultantCommented:
Hi npaun,

Not sure if you can do this with VB6 installer, but you may need to check with the third party tool(s) that you will be using for install, you may include them with some scripts such as Powershell or any other, should be available in such setup installers. Or write a custom script to install the same.

I think this should include Dot Net Framework obviously and the MS Interop Forms library installer if you want to use that.

Check these links on .NET Framework automated install as a separate package:
(.NET Framework Deployment Guide for Developers)
(.NET Framework Deployment Guide for Administrators)

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