Microsoft KB Archive/248071
Article ID: 248071
Article Last Modified on 7/1/2004
- Microsoft eMbedded Visual Basic 3.0
This article was previously published under Q248071
This article discusses how to include a custom-built DLL, created with the eMbedded Visual C++ (eVC), with an eMbedded Visual Basic (eVB) application distribution package.
For additional information about the creation of eVC components for use in eVB, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
241531 How To Create a UI-less eVC DLL for use in eVB
This article assumes that the eVC DLL already exists and uses the DLL created in the preceding article for illustration purposes. The article also assumes that you have already created an eVB project that uses an eVC component.
Step by Step Example
- Create an installation package for your eMbedded Visual Basic application with the Application Install Wizard.For additional information about the use of the Application Install Wizard, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307595 How To Distribute an eMbedded Visual Basic Application
Copy the DLL files for the custom components from each of the processor specific directories (for the components) into this directory:
For example, if the CProcess.dll was compiled for the ARM processor, it would be copied from the directory in which it was compiled to the ARM 1100 (4K) v3.00 directory.
Modify the .inf file to include the support files for your components (for example, the .inf file for Project1 would be Project1.inf).
You need to change the processor specific sections for the CESelfRegister and SourceDisksFiles, as well as the Source list at the end of the file. Here are excerpts from an updated .inf file that takes into consideration the custom DLL:
[DefaultInstall.Mips 3000 (4K) v2.11] CopyFiles=Files.Mips 3000 (4K) v2.11 CESelfRegister=vbscript.dll,pvbhost2.dll,pvbform2.dll,CProcess.dll [CEDevice.Mips 3000 (4K) v2.11] ProcessorType=4000 [SourceDisksNames.Mips 3000 (4K) v2.11] 3= ,"Mips 3000 (4K) v2.11 Files",,Mips 3000 (4K) v2.11 [SourceDisksFiles.Mips 3000 (4K) v2.11] pvbhost2.dll=3 pvbload.exe=3 vbscript.dll=3 vbsen.dll=3 pvbform2.dll=3 CProcess.dll=3 [Files.Mips 3000 (4K) v2.11] pvbhost2.dll,,0x80000000 pvbload.exe vbscript.dll,,0x80000000 vbsen.dll pvbform2.dll,,0x80000000 CProcess.dll
- Repackage the .cab files by using Cabwiz.exe as described in the Readme.txt file located in the package directory.
- Copy the .cab files to the CD1 directory.
- Test the installation.
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