"Register the components in GAC" and referencing them ...

Hi,

I have created a component (MyFirstComponent) in Visual Basic.NET 2008. I have done the following steps to register the component:

1. gacutil /i MyFirstComponent.dll
2. Start -> Run -> RegEdit
3. MyComputer -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> .NET FrameWork -> Assembly Folders
4. Right Click on Assembly Folders ( New -> Key )
5. Give the name as "My Assembly"
6. Double click on "Default"
7. In the Edit String give the following
8. Value Data = C:\Windows\Assembly\GAC\MyFirstComponent\Version__Public Key

Now when i am trying to reference it in TestHarness application, in .NET tab, i have NOT found my assembly to reference. Can you please specify where i am missing ?

Thanks
milani_lucieAsked:
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DhaestCommented:
HOWTO: Register an Assembly in the GAC
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/PrintSearchContent.asp?LINKID=713
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milani_lucieAuthor Commented:
How can i make it availabe in "Reference" dialog box ? I want to make it available under .NET tab. (There are other tabs such as .NET / COM / PROJECT / BROWSE etc...)

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milani_lucieAuthor Commented:
I want to do the following:

1. Right click on project.
2. Choose "Add Reference" -> I want to pickup the assembly reference from .NET tab in "Add Reference" dialog box.

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DhaestCommented:
How to display an assembly in the Add Reference dialog box
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306149


The only assemblies that show up there are ones that are installed with VS.NET or ones that are in \Microsoft Visual Studio.NET\Common7\IDE\PublicAssemblies. Strong-naming an assembly and
installing it into the GAC does not make it show up there.

If you want to add a reference to your assembly, you will need to click Browse and browse to the location for the assembly.
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milani_lucieAuthor Commented:
Same steps like the above what i have mentioned. It is not working in Visual Studio 2008. Let me check on my side one more time.

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