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Project References for Visual Basic 6.0 Users 

The methods for adding project references differ between Visual Basic 2005 and Visual Basic 6.0.

Conceptual Differences

Adding References

In Visual Basic 6.0, project references to type libraries are managed in the References dialog box. Once a reference is added, you can access the object in code.

In Visual Basic 2005, references are made to assemblies and are added and removed in the Project Designer. References can also be made to COM components. Project-to-project references and Web references to ASP.NET Web services are also supported. For more information, see Managing References.

Adding Controls

In Visual Basic 6.0, controls are added to a project in the Components dialog box. Once added, they are visible in the Toolbox.

In Visual Basic 2005, controls are added to the Toolbox in the Customize Toolbox dialog box. For more information, see How to: Add Items to the Toolbox.

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