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How to manually add the VIBlend Controls for WinForms to VS toolbox? 


Article Information 

Article relates to the VIBlend Controls for WinForms package. 

How To 

Add VIBlend Controls for WinForms to the VS Toolbox? 

Solution 

VIBlend Controls for WinForms are automatically added to Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010 Toolbox during the installation process.  

However, if they do not appear in the toolbox after the installation, you can do this manually:  

1. Run a new Visual Studio instance. 

2. Create a new Windows Forms application. 

3. Right Click on the Toolbox and click the “Add Tab” menu item. 

4. Type VIBlend and press Enter. 


Add WinForms Controls to Toolbox

5. Expand the VIBlend tab and right click on the expanded area. 

6. Click on the ‘Choose Items…’ menu item. 


Add WinForms Controls to Toolbox

7. Click the ‘Browse’ button and navigate to the VIBlend assemblies. Add the VIBlendControls.dll and VIBlendGrid.dll. As a result, the controls should appear under the VIBlend tab. 


Add WinForms Controls to Toolbox

8. References to the VIBlendUtilities.and VIBlend.WinForms.Controls.Design.dll are also needed to run the application and to have a design time support. These references are automatically added when you drag and drop a control into your Form. However, you can also manually add them by right clicking on the ‘Reference’ tree node in the Solution Explorer and then clicking on the ‘Add Reference’ context menu item. 



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