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Cannot add reference

Oct 22, 2009 at 2:53 AM

I just downloaded and unzip the package.  I am trying to add the C:\DotNetZipLib-DevKit-v1.8\DotNetZip-v1.8\Release\Ionic.Zip.dll to my 2003 application.  I get the error "could not be added.  It is not a valid assembly or COM component.

Oct 22, 2009 at 3:05 AM

VB.NET 2003, eh?  DotNetZip requires .NET v2.0.   I believe VB.NET 2003 supports only .NET v1.1.  

If you want to use DotNetZip with VB, you need VB.NET 2005 or later.  The current version is VB 2008.  (2010 is coming soon, in just a few weeks I think).   There is a free, VB Express, available for download from Microsoft.