ActiveX Component 'How To'

Adding a Component to a VB.NET Project

1. In VB.NET create a new Windows application
2. From the main menu click Project : Add Reference then select the COM tab
3. Locate the item and highlight it, then click Select
4. To make the component appear in the toolbox, do the following:
    a. From the main menu click Tools : Add/Remove Toolbox Items
    b. Select the COM Components tab
    c. Click on the item by name (e.g. PDFConverterX.PDFX) then click OK

From design view the icon for the component will appear in the toolbox.