Option Strict On disallows late binding
Visual Basic allows implicit conversions of any data type to any other data type. However, data loss can occur if the value of one data type is converted to a data type with less precision or a smaller capacity. Option Strict On ensures compile-time notification of these types of conversions so they may be avoided. You cannot use Option Strict On with late binding.
Error ID: BC30574
To correct this error
Change Option Strict to Off, by removing the On after it or explicitly specifying Off.