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Need some big favor here.
Two scenarios, one works, the other doesn't.
Scenario one: VB6 EXE using CreateObject("MY_VBDLL.MY_CLASS") which in turn uses Declare Function MY_C_FUNC Lib "MY_VCDLL.DLL"... blablabla. Works fine.
Scenario two: ASP using CreateObject("MY_VBDLL.MY_CLASS") which in turn uses Declare Function MY_C_FUNC Lib "MY_VCDLL.DLL"... blablabla. Error '800a0035' File not found: MY_VCDLL.DLL
Note that logic or structure in bolded text are exactly the same, yet in Scene 2 I get this error that does not make any sense.
Reason that I think does not make sense:
1. Everything is there. Scene 1 proves that all code workds, and proves correct register of the VB DLL. ALL files involved (ASP, VB6 DLL, VC++ DLL) reside in the same directory.
2. I've used Dependency Walker to peek into the VC++ DLL and made sure the dependency files are there. (I am not a VC++ developer)
3. I've tried modifying the Lib part within the "Declare Function" statement, using either just the DLL file's name, with or without extension, plus the full absolute path to the VC++ DLL. Same results: Scene 1 works, not Scene 2.
4. I've tried setting the environments PATH and added the directory which contained all those files above. No success.
5. I've tried moving all the DLLs into system32, system32\inetsrv... No success.
6. I've googled and have failed to find even the simplest example as I have, nor have I have straight resolved answers to this issue.
XP running IIS 5.1
Vista Home Premium running IIS 7.0
Server-side language: Classic ASP
ASP / VB EXE Code
Dim c, lng
Set c = CreateObject("MY_VBDLL.MY_CLASS")
lng = c.DoThis("00000000000000000001") '------------- Dies on this line
Response.Write lng ' or MsgBox lng for the case of VB EXE Code
Private Declare Function DoThat Lib "MY_VCDLL.DLL" Alias "_XXXXXXXXXX@4" (ByVal IN_szString As String) As Long
Public Function DoThis(ByVal IN_szString As String)
DoThis = DoThat(IN_szString)
(Unknown, not controlled by me, but Scene 1 confirms that it works)
MY_VBDLL Error '800a0035'
File not found: MY_VCDLL.DLL
/DEFAULT.ASP, Line 3
Note on Error
As I have mentioned that I have also tried using a full absolute path referring to the VC++ DLL, and same error appears, showing me the full path of the DLL which EXISTS, yet stating "File not found", which is complete non-sense.
Question and rant
Has anybody got this to work? I mean calling a VC++ function from a VB6 Class from an ASP page?
Like always, I find Microsoft's error messages completely unhelpful for debugging.
Need some advise from someone who actually experienced this type of call and got it to work: What am I missing here?
Started By Terry Young on Sep 1, 2010 at 6:45:14 PM
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