Minitab provides two type-libraries for automating and customizing Minitab. The Mtb 17.0 Type Library enables programmatic control of the Minitab application via COM. The Minitab 17.0 Addin Interface allows you to build your own "MyMenu" add-ins to Minitab via COM DLLs.
For more information on both of these libraries, see the Automation Help for COM and MyMenu which is accessible as follows:
To reference Minitab's type library in a VB.net project with Visual Studio, do the following: