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UWP: COM interoperability with VB6.0 Application

    Question

  • Hi,

    We are porting silverlight Out Of Browser application to UWP.  From Silverlight application we are launching the VB6 applications by creating dynamic object using System.Windows.Interop.ComAutomationFactory API.

    Any help on how to achieve this in UWP side loaded app.

    Thank You
    Thursday, November 8, 2018 10:05 AM

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  • Hi,

    Well, you could just convert you silverlight OOB application to UWP app using desktop bridge. As is mentioned here, Support Silverlight Out of Browser (OOB) apps at Desktop Bridge, Desktop bridge now support silverlilght OOB application. But the app must use the APPX update mechanis.

    You could get more information about desktop bridge here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/porting/desktop-to-uwp-root

    Best regards,

    Roy


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    Friday, November 9, 2018 7:11 AM
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  • Hello Roy,

    We are porting Silverlight OOB app to UWP to remove the silverlight dependency due to support is getting stopped for Silverlight. I believe Desktop Bridge just creates the appx pacakge in UWP and it does not really convert the application correct?

    Thanks,

    Lakshmi

    Friday, November 9, 2018 9:58 AM
  • Hi,

    I'll ask other engineers about this. Appreciate your patience in advance.

    Best regards,

    Roy


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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 8:55 AM
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  • Thank you.. I  would wait for the reply


    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:14 PM
  • Hi,

    According to the response I got, UWP does not support launching VB6 applications. A possible way is to convert your VB6 application to some modern apps that UWP could launch.

    Best regards,

    Roy


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    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 3:03 AM
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  • Thank you for the clarification
    Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:52 AM