Using VB.Net controls in VB6 trough Interop: are there somewhere alreadu done and compiled such controls?
Posted on 2015-01-09
I need to use some of VB.Net controls (RichTextBox in particular) in my VB6 application, and I understood it can be done by using Microsoft InteropForms Toolkit. I’ve tried it and concluded that, although very promising, at the moment I don’t have time nor knowledge do it properly by myself and to implement all the properties and events of a VB.Net control to its VB6 usable equivalent…
Hence the question is, is there someone already done it and put on the internet to be downloaded? Enabling VB6 users to use VB.Net control by simply adding already handled and compiled ocx, with (almost) all properties, events and power of the Net control?
This seems as a such a basic task with so many possible users, that someone should already has done it, but somehow I cannot find it on the internet… All I found are examples how to use Interop to create your own UserControls exposing Net controls to VB6. Well, nice, but for instance, does everybody in need to use the VB.Net Unicode enabled Textbox or RichTextBox has to do all this work again and again by them self?! There must be someone somewhere already done it once and let others simply use it… Where?