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Old November 14th, 2006, 04:44 PM
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Default VB compile error: can't find project or library

Hi all,

I am new to VB and inherited some code.
It was requested of me to change some code in a dll and recompile the dll for testing. When I try to compile the VB code to see if I get the desired effect on the application, VB gives me a complie error and then pulls up the reference table for me after telling me it cannot find the project or library. I even added the VBA library but that didn't help

I understand enough to know that VB is looking at the string passing a value below. However it can't find the library to look up what (Right$) does in the function below:

Public Function RemoveCDATA(ByVal strData)
   strData = Right$(strData, Len(strData) - Len("<![CDATA["))
   strData = Left$(strData, Len(strData) - Len("]]>"))
   RemoveCDATA = strData
End Function

any help?


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If I am understanding you correctly, you have entered DLL Hell. Welcome to the life of a VB6 com programmer.

It isn't hard to correct this. I suspect that it you did not maintain binary compatibility of your DLL, and your client application no longer has a valid reference since the project and class GUIDs have changed.

You will have supply more information to clarify this. Such as what compatibility setting are you using on the Project Properties dialog Component tab for your DLL? This should tell us a lot.

  NOTE: You can get those VBA reference issues in the scenario I am suggesting, but they are more or less a "red herring" and not the real problem. The VBA reference and all the intrinsic VBA functions cannot be removed from your project.

Woody Z http://www.learntoprogramnow.com
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Woodz, you are right regarding binary compatibility of the DLLs.


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