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Compiling an Interop Project

COM interop projects that reference one or more assemblies containing imported COM types are compiled like any other managed project. You can reference interop assemblies in a development environment such as Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and compile your project normally, or you can use a command-line compiler. In either case, to compile properly, the COM-derived assembly must be in the same directory as the other project files.

To reference an assembly with a command-line compiler, use the /reference compiler switch (for Visual Basic 2005 and C# projects) and the name of the DLL containing the imported COM types.

The Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) provides compilers for Visual Basic 2005, C#, C++, and JScript 8.0. For compiler-related instructions, see your language documentation.