Although it's possible to create an Active Document project by converting
an existing VB project (as discussed in the previous section), you might have problems redefining
all the event procedures and other code so that the application works properly. It's much
easier to follow the steps described in this section and simply create a new Active Document
You create a new Active Document project with the same ease that you start any
other type of project in VB:
STEP BY STEP
14.1 Creating a New Active Document Project
If VB is already open, choose File, New Project from the menu. Otherwise, Open VB
and make sure you've chosen the New tab on the Project Open dialog.
Select either ActiveX Document DLL or ActiveX Document EXE from the icons of available
project types. (See the following section for a discussion of how to choose the type
of Active Document project).
In the VB IDE, you will now see a new UserDocument in its designer interface.
You are now ready to begin developing your Active Document project, as discussed
in the rest of this chapter.