Historically, AutoCAD has been using .NET for a couple releases now but Autodesk Design Review was never allowed to use .NET until today.
In terms of education, any ActiveX control can be used in .NET.
To do this with our control, apply the following steps:
1. Open up a .NET Form application.
2. Make sure the Toolbox is visible. If not, use the “View” menu and select “Toolbox”.
3. Right click in the “Components” bar in the Toolbox and select “Choose Items…”.
4. Select the “COM Components” tab.
5. Check the “Autodesk DWF Viewer Control” item.
6. Push the “Ok” button.
Once completed, our framework ADV (Autodesk DWF Viewer) control will show up as a new tool (.NET Form control) in the Components section of the Toolbox and as such, you can drop one right into your application just as you can with any other item in the Toolbox.
Also note that this .NET Form control will expose .NET versions of all the same properties, methods and events as its ActiveX counterpart.
Note: This *trick* works for any ActiveX control … we’re not special. When doing this, .NET automatically creates what is called an “interop” module (also called a managed wrapper) that does the translation between the COM world and .Net world. However this interop is another module that must be included with any application built using this technique (it will show up in your solutions binary directory and will be prefixed by “AxInterop.”).