i am a Newbie in programming languages like c#, c++, .NET and my native language is german. So please be regardful with my bad english and my newbie knowledge about programming. I startet years ago programming with basic (visual basic 6, blitz basic,
power basic and similar). So my basic knowledge is very small. I make music and i want to understand the vst-technolgy. From Steinberg i received some sdk and documentation for VST-Developing. Well, it´s nice but for me very hard to understand. It´s
in c++. My english isn´t good enough to understand the documentation perfectly. I found the VST.NET and the great "JACOBI.dll". Well, great work! It´s in .NET but not for VB6. So i have another problem. I installed vb2008 and
wrote some "small" software. VB.NET is more similar to VB6 than c++ or other programming languages. So i tried to create a small "VST-Reader". In VB6 (Visual Basic Classic) some things easier. I create a new project, add some references
(.dll), read the german documentation, start with some declarations and use the .dll. This can be done in a few seconds. Easy as should be. So, i am a Newbie and i thought it´s in VB.NET also easy. I startet a new project and added some References (Jacobi.dll).
I made some declaration and want to have directly access to some .dll or functions within the .dll. Well, it doesn´t work. Maybe i misunderstood the "documentation" and i missed some VB.NET Examples. Well, within the documentation i found some
methods, functions and also some "short" examples, but not a full short code for VB.NET. Maybe my english, my programming knowledge and understaning aren´t good enough to understand this. So i need some help, please.
The only thing i want is to scan a .dll (VST) and receive the uniqueID. I want a small programm. So i have a few questions about that:
My first thought was: I use VB.NET (VB2008), add some References (JACOBI.dll) and usw some functions. But how i can use the GetUniqueID() Function?
I tried this: (Add References =>Jacobi.VST.Core, Jacobi.VST.Framework, Jacobi.VST.Interop)
I created a new form and a CommandButton. After that i want to do some easy logical steps. Maybe i thought it was logical^^
Within the COMMAND_Click Event i wrote some code like
Dim s As Jacobi.Vst.Core.VstPatchChunkInfo
MsgBox s.PluginID("C:\VST Test Reverb.dll")
So, i made a reference to Jacobi.VST.Core.dll and want to use the function "PlugInID". I must use the plugin path, because the function don´t know which plugin-id should be received from plugin xyz. But my code doesn´t work. That was
a easy thought but it seems to be very false. After that i tried something like this: (Also in the command_click Event
Dim s As Jacobi.Vst.Core.IVstHostCommands10
Well, that doesn´t work too.
I tried to read the "Documentation" again, but i really don´t understand "how" i can use a small function. My second thought (GetCurrentPLuginId) seems to be correct, because "GET" describes that something will be received.
But nothing happened. Only errors. So i don´t know how i can solve this problem.
And i want to use some .dll in VB6. I tried it, but it doesn´t work. So i use google and found out, that VB6 use "COM" and can´t use some NET.dll.
If someone activate "register for com interops" within the "project properties" and "build" tab, the .dll can used within VB6-Environment. And i have read something about "Regasm.exe" and some "Typelibs".
Also from an GUID ID. But these things to complicated for me at the moment.
So, i need some help, please:
Where can i find a small code example and description for VB.NET (Only read the VST PlugInID). Just easy and small. Not 32446237 lines of code. And where i can find the Jacobi.VST.Core.dll, Jacobi.VST.Framework.dll and Jacobi.VST.Interop.dll with "build
options" (register for com interops) and .tlb for VB6?
I used some .dll within vb6, wrote some declarations and use easy functions. Also i tried a easy NET.dll within VB.NET. It´s perfect, but i don´t understand the Jacobi.dll and how i use it. Also i don´t understand the documentation.
So, please help me and give some important information oder code examples. Within the Documentation a loft of examples, but c++.
And explain please, where my false thought are and why my code didn´t work.
Sorry for my bad english
Thank you very much for assistance