When upgrading a VB project to .NET, upgrad wizard fails due to missing design time license for CommonDialog control
Posted on 2005-04-06
I recently installed VisualStudio.Net Enterprise architect on my PC.
When attempting to load the SQLXMLBulkLoadGUI.vbp project into VS, the upgrade wizard runs, and attempts to convert the project to a .NET project. The vbp file I'm referring to is the topic of a white paper associated with the Demos supplied with the SQLXML 3.0 download (part of SQL Server 2000 Web Services Toolkit).
It errors out in the middle of the upgrade with the following error:
Upgrad Failed: Exception Occurred: The referenced component CommonDialog is missing a design time license.
I've done a lot of research on this problem (I encountered it in Access 2000 as well in a previous endeavor), but thought that in installing VS, the license would have been provided. I've seen a number of solutions that recommend unregistering and deleting the file (or renaming it) and reinstalling the component. I assume I have to do this b/c I have the regular (not developer) edition of Office installed which seems to be the problem.
So... is this the right thing to do, and if so, how does one go about unregistering the component, and reinstalling it without having to reinstall the VS suite?
Other basics on my config: Office 2003 (Professional), Windows XP Pro.
500 points for a step-by-step solution that will allow me to continue with an urgent XMLBulkLoad project.
Thanks Very Much.