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    dll referencing problem

    Hi

    I am using visual studio 2003 in myproject. I got a dll from hardware vendor. I could not able to referrence that dll in my project. It throws an error message as sated below


    This is not a valid assembly or COM component.Only assemblies with
    extension 'dll' and COM components can be referenced.

    Any clue to rectify this problem.

    Thanks in advance

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    If it's not a COM component or .NET assembly, then you cannot add a reference to it. You'll have to use p/invoke to call its methods: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc164123.aspx
    Phil Weber
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