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Component not visible in Toolbox

Just installed VS2005 and allready probs.      500 points as I don't really want to wait anymore.
The installation took long enough  :-)

1) how can I get "references" to show in the solution explorer ?
2) I have some external components which I normally add in a new tab in the Toolbox.
    They never are visible, only when I select "Show All", then I can see them in grey.
    What could be the reason of this ?

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RonaldZaal
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Elvio Lujan.Net Senior DeveloperCommented:
>> how can I get "references" to show in the solution explorer ?
you can't the only way to manage the references is: rigth click on the project and go properties... then find the references tab

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RonaldZaalAuthor Commented:
Thanks lem2802, one down.  Any experience with components not showing ?
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Elvio Lujan.Net Senior DeveloperCommented:
>Any experience with components not showing ?
nop
:)
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kGeniusCommented:
>Any experience with components not showing ?
Is an reference added in "Bin" folder (it shows up as soon as an reference... to you component is added)?
Maybe reference manually to the dll where the components are part of.

The other references don't show up as long they are provided in the .NET Framework.
All other dll are added to the BIN folder...
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RonaldZaalAuthor Commented:
Hello kGenius,

Removing / Adding reference didn't help
Adding the .dll to the bin also not.
Resetting the Toolbox and removing references and .dll, readding them and add items and...... no result.

The strange thing is that the component is visible when I select "Show All"  but then it's only grey ( not selectable )
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kGeniusCommented:
Did you add the components via right-click on toolbox and so on?
Try to add it by draging it from explorer to your toolbox in VS.NET.
Does that helps?

Are the controls correctly set up? Do they have a contructor / paramterless constructor?
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RonaldZaalAuthor Commented:
Yes, right click and so I did multiple times
Draging the dll from the explorer gives me a text document in the toolbox.
( hey, it's a start  )

But, just found out that no item at all wants to be added in the toolbox....
I add an new Tab in the toolbox
Then select a new item to be shown but nothing shows!
Tried this with multiple .net components which are standard in the list.
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kGeniusCommented:
are you using Express Edition?
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kGeniusCommented:
just another thought:
do you have the OnInit() and Render() procedures in your control?
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RonaldZaalAuthor Commented:
No, it's vs2005 full version.
OnInit() or other procedures are not there.  ( as far as I know )

The component is the XLS .Net component from ComponentOne
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kGeniusCommented:
I'm sorry, must pass here...

Good luck in your quest
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RonaldZaalAuthor Commented:
Can't seem to find a real solution for this but re-re-re-installing the component worked for now.
Thanks for the posts!
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