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    Hey everyone,

    I have a function that I want to keep updating in the future. However, every time I update the one function, I don't want to have to re-release the entire EXE, so I thought that it would probably be a good idea to drop the function into a DLL and then get the program to automatically download the DLL from a central server on the internet. Essentially, it will then autoupdate, with no probs! However, having put the function in the DLL and compiled the DLL I don't have a clue where to go from here (ie/ how to call the function, how to register the library). Any ideas, guys?



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    u need to create an object for this .dll (class) in your .exe

    option explicit
    private obj1 as clsPractical

    public function callPracticalJoke()
    set obj1=new clsPractical
    if obj1.practicalJoke = false then
    exit function
    end if

    'note:modify your practicalJoke function to return a bollean value

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    Thumbs down ???

    I don't getcha. Let me say I've compiled a function, for instance DoSystemCheck(), into a DLL. How do I access that function from that DLL?

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    After you compile the dll register it then in your VB project reference the dll and then you use like a class module.

    private functionfromDll as clsOrDLLName 
    set functionfromDll =new clsOrDLLName 
    using it should look something like that

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