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Old May 24th, 2004, 08:54 AM
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Default DLL & Excel - keep having to reset DLL reference!


Bit of a specialised request...

I am writing a DLL with VB6, for use by an Excel spreadsheet.

My spreadsheet references the DLL.

Problem: whenever I alter the DLL and re-compile it, the "references list" in the spreadsheet says "<DLL name> - missing". I then have to browse to the DLL and place it back in the reference list. This is very tedious during development, as I am constantly switching from VB6 to Excel while I test/debug/develop.

Is there a way to avoid this problem?




Old May 24th, 2004, 09:02 AM
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Hi James,

You can set the compatibility options of your component to Project Compatibility or Binary Compatibility (depends on the changes to the interface you're going to make). To do this, choose Project | ProjectName Properties and switch to the Component tab.

Take a look here for more information:


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Old May 25th, 2004, 03:37 AM
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You're a genius. Thanks for your quick response. That has solved it.

Many thanks.


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