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I am trying to use FTP features contained in InetCtlsObjects (MSINET.OCX) so I went Project > Add Reference... and clicked Browse and selected the file out of C:\WINDOWS\system32\.

But I got this error:

A reference to 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSINET.OCX' could not be added. Could not create the wrapper assembly for the ActiveX type library 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSINET.OCX\1' You may need to register it.


So I was wondering how I could go about fixing this problem, possibly registering it first, if so, how??

I am working on this project between home and school but I swear this component was working before at home (the same project works fine at school and references InetCtlsObjects just fine)

Does anyone have any ideas??

Thanks!
Jim Vosika
http://www.tinyclick.com
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by:Timbo87
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Start the Visual Studio .NET 2003 Command Prompt. It should be in the start menu in Visual Studio .NET Tools.
CD to c:\windows\system32
Type in: regasm msinet.ocx
and press enter.
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by:jvosika
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I was so excited but then the stupid thing errored out, here is what it said:

RegAsm error: Failed to load 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\msinet.ocx' because it is not a valid .NET assembly

Could my file be corrupt?
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by:jvosika
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I just downloaded a new msinet.ocx file off the net and that did nothing, I got the same error :(
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Try adding it on the toolbar. Right click the toolbar, Add/Remove Items, select the COM Components tab, and add Microsoft Internet Transfer Control. This will generate a wrapper class for the DLL. If this doesn't work then there may indeed be something wrong with the file.
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That did it! Thank you very much!
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