C# - Trying to add a reference (via browse)

First - I am not programmer.  

See image.  But I am trying to add a reference from the GAC (Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel).   I can find what I want, select it, but I can't add the reference.  When I double click the file, nothing happens.

Not sure what I'm doing wrong.  

Also, this is being done within SSIS, but I wouldn't think that part matters too much.
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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
To add the reference click the 'OK' button.

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trick259Author Commented:
Gives me a "File name is not valid" error
trick259Author Commented:
I know this is probably stupid on my end.

But when I select the file, it doesn't add the name the "File Name:" box.  When I hit enter, still nothing happens.
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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
(You might want to close VS, then make a copy of your solution, and then re-open the solution)
Can you add any references such as Access via the browse dialog?  Or what happens if you change the selection from Excel to access then back to Excel - does the file name appear in the textbox?
AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
>>I know this is probably stupid on my end.

No, it's probably an unexpected hem hem feature you are experiencing.
trick259Author Commented:
I apologize.  I have to switch gears for a few hours.  I'll come back to this shortly.

Thanks, man, for your help.  I'll try shortly.
Daniel Van Der WerkenIndependent ConsultantCommented:
Off the cuff, my guess is that the actual assembly you're referencing was removed but it is still showing up in the global assembly cache as available.

If it were me, I would go to the MS MSDN site and re-download the Office PIA's for the version of Office you're interested in and reinstall them.

Here is the link to the Office 2010 Primary Interop Assemblies (PIAs):
Rainer JeschorCommented:
which SQL Server / SSIS Version and which BIDS/SSDT environment?
What is the OS where you run the SSIS Visual Studio?

From the screenshot it looks like BIDS 2008 ...
trick259Author Commented:
that worked after a reboot.  No clue.

sorry for the delay.  I had to go out of town unexpectedly.
AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
No problems.  A reboot is a very useful method that does solve some tricky and unusual problems.  (It will clear memory for instance).
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