How To Add 3rd Party Control To My Project  
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DroopyPawn





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, How To Add 3rd Party Control To My Project Top

Adding a 3rd party control to a VB6 application was pretty easy. But I'm missing something in VB 2005 Express. What are the steps to add a 3rd party grid that I've downloaded and installed

Thanks, gs


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SJWhiteley





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, How To Add 3rd Party Control To My Project Top

I's easy in VB, too:

Select My Project, then References, and select the Add button.

Or, for controls, which is what I think you need, right click the toolbox, select Choose Items. Select the item you want.



 
 
DMan1





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, How To Add 3rd Party Control To My Project Top

From the Project Menu select  "Add Reference"

The you have the option of adding a .NET reference, COM reference, Project Reference, and even browsing for the reference....find the 3rd party control and make the reference

Then in order to get the control to show up in your tool box ...you may have to right click on the tool box and click "Choose Items..."

 

Sorry SJ...didn't mean to post on top of you...timing issue



 
 
DroopyPawn





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, How To Add 3rd Party Control To My Project Top

Adding it to the toolbox is what I needed help with. Thanks.

It seems that if you add a component to the toolbox, the reference is made for you automatically. One less thing to worry about.

gs