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    has anyone created an RR extension plugin in vb2008?

    I've been tryin all day to get this to work but it just wont. The code itself works, the .dll compiles, but i cant get road runner to see it. First of all the .dll wont register. it gives me the message sayin the dll entry point was not found. Secondly, if i add X,PLUGINNAME to menu.skin i get this error in the debug

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    4/22/2008 4:56:05 PM: Error loading plugin: RRFUSION (ActiveX component can't create object)
    i'm guessing this has something to do with the stated requirements of extension plugins. The thread says the class module HAS to be named RRExtension... but in vb2008 i cant make a class module.. it only gives me options for class or module. I name the class RRExtension but RR cant see it apparently. Can anyone shed some light. Keep in mind this is the first time i'm using vb2008
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    If you can't register it then RR has no chance of seeing it.


    You need to sort out why it won't register.

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    ok i got it registered via regasm but i'm gettin a new error in the debug.txt

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    4/23/2008 4:17:47 PM: Error loading plugin: RRFUSION (Object required)
    i'm assuming this is because i havent been able to find out how to create a com interop wrapper in vb2008, everything i've found on the net shows how to do it for prior versions of .net
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    You need to make a COM object that implements the same exact RRExtension class/object as in the VB6 example.. It really should just be a matter of making a public/creatable RRExtension class in your project -- it could even be an EXE if you wanted, as long as you can create a class like RRFUSION.RRExtention with the same methods/properties, then you should be ok.
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    A COM wrapper written for .NET 1.1 or 2.0 (VB 2003, VB 2005) will be code-compatible with 2008. Com wrappers are the same code, no matter which version of .NET you use. The newer .NET versions just add new features, they are supposed to be backwards compatible. You mentioned you found examples for prior VB.NET versions, so just use those.

    There are many tutorials on the web which describe this.
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    i have some examples and i think the reason i'm having trouble following them is because i'm using the "express" edition for vb2008. Some of the configuration settings dont exist in the express version. Guess i'll have to look into gettin the full suite.
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    just curious but wth is this good for i mean it cant be productive on such a small screen can it? i love vb studio dont get me wrong.

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    what is what good for? I'm not programming on my carputer... i installed VS2008 on my work pc so that i can create plugins for my carputer. is that what u were asking?

    btw the problem i originally had was simply because i was using the express edition o VS2008. The full first allows an easy process of registering for COM interop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    what is what good for? I'm not programming on my carputer... i installed VS2008 on my work pc so that i can create plugins for my carputer. is that what u were asking?

    btw the problem i originally had was simply because i was using the express edition o VS2008. The full first allows an easy process of registering for COM interop.
    my bad i thought you where trying to make a road runner plugin for vb2008 and use it on your carputer but as i said before that be kinda useless but to use it to make plugins is good thinking

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