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  1. #1
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    Jul 2012

    How to control one VB program from another VB program

    I am new to this forum ... I have a "quick question"¨:

    To keep things simple, let's assume that both VB Program1.exe and VB Program2.exe are up and running. Let me just boil it down to a Program1.Exe with a Control1Button. When I push that Control1Button I'd like a Control2Button in Program2.exe to be clicked (to react to a click event).

    If someone can show me this, then I think I could do the remainder of tying the manager program1 with the worker program2.

    Thanks kindly.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2006
    Fox Lake, IL

    Re: How to control one VB program from another VB program

    Create a .DLL that you can then use in your project(s). It can have methods that accept arguments, and returns a specific type of result. Load that .DLL from Project1 and it will work. You can mix various .DLL's that are designed to work TOGETHER.

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  3. #3
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    Jun 2005
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    Re: How to control one VB program from another VB program

    use DDE linking...

    this article will explain everything to you..
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