How programattically use RegAsm.exe in Visual Basic 2013

I would like to write a Console program to automatically register COM dlls. The batch file I am using contains the following line of code.
"C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Regasm.exe" "C:\OtherDLL\ShowNotes\ShowNotesVS.dll" /tlb:"C:\OtherDLL\ShowNotes\ShowNotesVS.tlb" /codebase

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I found this code but it does not work. The tlb is not created and I do not know how to tell if the registration completed automatically. The variable returned is true but I do not know how to verify if it registered or not.

Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices


Dim asm As Assembly = Assembly.LoadFile("c:\OtherDll\ShowNotes\ShowNotesVS.dll")
        Dim regAsm As New RegistrationServices()
        Dim bResult As Boolean = regAsm.RegisterAssembly(asm, AssemblyRegistrationFlags.SetCodeBase)
        Console.Write(bResult)

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What should the registration code look like?

Thanks,
pat
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
Not tested, but it should look something like the following:

Dim process As New System.Diagnostics.Process()
Process.Start("C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Regasm.exe", """C:\OtherDLL\ShowNotes\ShowNotesVS.dll"" /tlb:""C:\OtherDLL\ShowNotes\ShowNotesVS.tlb"" /codebase")

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The double double quotes ("") are used to insert the necessary quotes inside of the string for the arguments.

You might want to give a look at the Process class in the documentation if you end up having problems. Because regasm is an admin tool, you might have to provide more information through the different properties of the class to make it work.

On question I would ask however. RegAsm is used to register .NET dlls, and I have never seen .tlb files used with .NET dlls. Can they be used? Usually, .tlb files are used with COM dlls. .NET uses a manifest built into the dll instead of external files.

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mpdillonAuthor Commented:
Jacques,
Thank you. That did start the process.

I will be posting a related question almost immediately.

Thanks again,
pat
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