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Component not visible in Toolbox

RonaldZaal
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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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Thanks lem2802, one down.  Any experience with components not showing ?
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>Any experience with components not showing ?
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>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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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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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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are you using Express Edition?

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just another thought:
do you have the OnInit() and Render() procedures in your control?

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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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I'm sorry, must pass here...

Good luck in your quest

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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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