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VB6 toolbox palette icons are blacked out for the Chilkat ActiveX objects?

May 25 '16 at 11:24

I recently converted an older vb6.0 project to the unified dll

It appears that the toolbox icons are not in the correct format as shown in the attached picture

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The Chilkat ActiveX should be "referenced" and not "added".

In Visual Basic 6.0, you can either "Add a Reference" to a component, or "Add the Component" to your palette.

With Chilkat you should Add a Reference and instantiate the object instance dynamically via the New keyword. You shouldn't "Add the Component" and you shouldn't drag-and-drop onto your VB6 form.

The Chilkat objects are non-visual and Chilkat does not intend to provide icons for IDE toolbox palettes. It's best practice to instantiate the Chilkat objects dynamically.