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Old February 19th, 2004, 07:50 PM
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Default Error adding DLL

Hey, I was wondering if anyone could help me. I'm relatively new to application development, but im trying.
I've created a DLL in Embbeded Visual C++, and im trying to add it to a VS.NET project. The entire application is to be run on a Windows CE
But I keep getting the following error,
" A reference to 'c:\S_App.dll' could not be added. This is not a .NET assembly."

What am I doing wrong???
Any help would be appreciated

Old February 19th, 2004, 09:14 PM
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Is it a VC++6 DLL?
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Unless it's a .NET assembly, you can't add it as a .NET reference. I imagine you are hitting the "Browse..." button in the "Add Reference" dialog. Note that there are also three tabs in that dialog: .NET, COM, Project. You probably need to switch to the COM dialog and make sure your DLL is registered so you can locate the COM class id in the list of available COM references. Then when you add the reference into a .NET project, Visual Studio will generate a COM interop assembly (in .NET) that talks to the COM dll.

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Hi me too facing the same issue. It was an VC++6.0 dll which i am trying add to an application in VC++ in VS 2003.

It throws me error "Add reference : Error Adding reference to the project".

Can any one help me on this at the earliest.

Suresh S.

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