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Making Your First Addin

  • By Sam Huggill
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Since VB 5 Add-Ins have become more popular. Many companies such as Sheridan Software Systems have made add ins. The best thing about them is that they integrate into the VB IDE very easily, and open up the possibility of using the VBIDE Object Model. When you use the Object Browser to view the VB5Extensibility Type Library, there are loads of methods and properties for you to use. This can be confusing.

VB 5 provides a template Add-In but does not document it very well. In this How-To we show you how to build a small Add-In and an installer program for it.

NOTE: You need to make a reference to the following files (Do this by going Project, References)

  • Microsoft Office 8.0 Type Library (MSO97.DLL)
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5 Extensibility (VB5Ext.olb)

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This article was originally published on November 20, 2002

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