Accessing VB6 COM DLLs with VB.NET RRS feed

  • Question

  • Using Visual Studio 2005 I am trying to reference a VB6 written COM DLL, which is used in current VB6 projects.  The process I use is to select 'Add Reference' from the Project menu.  I then find the DLL I require under the COM tab when I select it to add it however Visual Studio crashes with the 'Microsoft Visual Studio has encountered a problem and needs to close.' / Send Error Report message.

    Could it be something within the DLL that is causing Visual Studio problems or is there something else I need to do within visual studio for it to use a VB6 written COM DLL.

    Thanks in advance

    Friday, October 17, 2008 8:43 AM


  • Good morning Ewan. This forum is for helping customers interoperating with Windows via our open protocol documentation. Your issue does not appear to be related to our protocol documentation. Your question may be better answered by posting on the 'Visual Basic IDE' forum at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/vbide/threads/.

    Bill Wesse

    Escalation Engineer
    • Proposed as answer by Bill Wesse MSFT Friday, October 17, 2008 9:54 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steve Smegner Saturday, October 18, 2008 3:59 AM
    Friday, October 17, 2008 9:54 AM