Friday, July 13, 2012 8:26 PM
I am having trouble registering a .NET assembly I created.
I followed the Create a COM callable assembly in Visual Basic .NET example.
I copied onto another machine the following files into the same folder.
Project1.exe (the VB6 app)
And for the COM callable assembly
When attempting to run the VB6 app on the other machine I get "ActiveX component can't create object" when it is trying to reference the COM object.
I then tried to register it by copying in regasm.exe and then at a command prompt trying
Regasm TestProj.dll /tlb: TestProj.tlb /codebase
Which returns "failed to load <filepath>\TestProj.DLL because it is not a valid .NET assembly.
Monday, July 16, 2012 8:56 AMModerator
You receive this error "failed to load dll because it is not a valid .net assembly" when trying to registry this DLL, I suppose the .NET framework version (regasm.exe) on this machine is not compatible with this assembly. I would suggest to upgrade .NET framework to the same as DLL's.
If I misunderstood, please feel free to let me know.
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Monday, August 06, 2012 12:57 PM
Thank you. that helped.
I now get Could not load file or assembly 'file:///c:\TestProj\testproj.dll' or one of its dependencies. Operation is not supported. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131515)
Are you able to advise further please?
Monday, August 06, 2012 3:02 PMIt was because Windows 7 knew that the DLL was downloaded from the web (I used Dropbox to get it from one machine to another). To fix it, I right-click the DLL, choose Properties, then click the "Unblock" button. I could then register OK.
- Marked As Answer by bob132 Monday, August 06, 2012 3:02 PM