Transition From ActiveX Automation (.NET)


AutoCAD continue to support VBA, but the VBA components must be enabled by downloading and installing them from

While there is no established release in which VBA will no longer be supported in AutoCAD, we recommend that you begin migrating your existing VBA projects to ensure that you are ready when VBA support is dropped. We recommend that you develop any new applications with Microsoft Visual Studio and the AutoCAD .NET API, AutoLISP, or C++ and ObjectARX.

You can continue to use the AutoCAD COM Automation library in .NET to help make your transition from VBA to VB.NET easier.