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following of thread: "Adding namespaces to code behind automatically"

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following of thread: "Adding namespaces to code behind automatically"

Hello,

I had quite the same problem and got further in the right direction
with your suggestions, thanks.
Nevertheless, I have a newer problem which seems to come from the fact
that the
assembly which contains my "SimpleComponentToolboxItem" must be
already referenced
in the project where I want to insert my control.

I have a usercontrol, which uses a TagListViewToolboxItem and its
CreateComponentsCore
method to reference other assemblies to the project where I insert my
control. like this:
(In the library xyz.dll)
[System.ComponentModel.ToolboxItem(false)]
[Serializable]
public class MYTagListViewToolboxItem : ToolboxItem
{
/// <summary>Not used...</summary>
public MyTagListViewToolboxItem() : base() { }
private MyTagListViewToolboxItem(SerializationInfo info,
StreamingContext context)
: base(typeof(MyControls.MyTagListView))
{
Deserialize(info, context);
}

protected override IComponent[]
CreateComponentsCore(IDesignerHost host)
{
MessageBox.Show("1");
ITypeResolutionService service1;
IComponent component1;
IComponent[] componentArray1;
IContainer container1 = host.Container;

service1 =
((ITypeResolutionService)host.GetService(typeof(IT ypeResolutionService)));

string assPath = "C:\\MyAssemblies";
string ass1Name = assPath + "\\log4net.dll";
string ass2Name = assPath + "\\Util.dll";

System.Reflection.Assembly ass1 =
System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(ass1Name);
System.Reflection.Assembly ass2 =
System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(ass2Name);

service1.ReferenceAssembly(ass1.GetName());
service1.ReferenceAssembly(ass2.GetName());

component1 =
(IComponent)System.Activator.CreateInstance(Type.G etType(this.TypeName));
container1.Add(component1);
componentArray1 = new IComponent[] { component1 };
return componentArray1;
}
}
I have the assembly loaded in the VS8 Toolbox and this implementation
works fine when the project
where I want to drag-and-drop the MyTagListView control already has a
reference to my library xyz.dll,
which contains my toolboxitem class.

But if the project does not already reference the xyz.dll assembly, I
get the following error while trying
to insert my control on the form:

"Failed to create component 'Component'. The error message follows:
'The toolbox item could not be retrieved from the toolbox. Make sure
the assembly that contains the
toolbox item is correctly installed. The toolbox item raised the
following error: Object reference not
set to an instance of an object."

.... and my control is not inserted. I thought that this was because
the control type set in the private
constructor was not known by the project. But then I have replaced my
MyTagListView control to a
normal Button control (still in this private constructor, and the
problem still occured. This tells me
that the assembly which contains my toolboxitem MUST be referenced in
the project before being
able to use the control from the toolbox.

I have also put some messagebox in the private method, and found out
that having just the mouse over
the toolboxitem of my control will instanciate my toolboxitem.

If this cannot be fixed, it means that I absolutely need to reference
my xyz.dll assembly to the project before
being allowed to insert my controls in the form. I have tried many
things, and I must say that I am short
of arguments... .

Thank you in advance for your help,

Jean-Francois

Mar 14 '07 #1
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On Mar 14, 9:08 am, "Jedufa" <jed...@gmail.comwrote:
following of thread: "Adding namespaces to code behind automatically"

Hello,

I had quite the same problem and got further in the right direction
with your suggestions, thanks.
Nevertheless, I have a newer problem which seems to come from the fact
that the
assembly which contains my "SimpleComponentToolboxItem" must be
already referenced
in the project where I want to insert my control.

I have a usercontrol, which uses a TagListViewToolboxItem and its
CreateComponentsCore
method to reference other assemblies to the project where I insert my
control. like this:
(In the library xyz.dll)
[System.ComponentModel.ToolboxItem(false)]
[Serializable]
public class MYTagListViewToolboxItem : ToolboxItem
{
/// <summary>Not used...</summary>
public MyTagListViewToolboxItem() : base() { }
private MyTagListViewToolboxItem(SerializationInfo info,
StreamingContext context)
: base(typeof(MyControls.MyTagListView))
{
Deserialize(info, context);
}

protected override IComponent[]
CreateComponentsCore(IDesignerHost host)
{
MessageBox.Show("1");
ITypeResolutionService service1;
IComponent component1;
IComponent[] componentArray1;
IContainer container1 = host.Container;

service1 =
((ITypeResolutionService)host.GetService(typeof(IT ypeResolutionService)));

string assPath = "C:\\MyAssemblies";
string ass1Name = assPath + "\\log4net.dll";
string ass2Name = assPath + "\\Util.dll";

System.Reflection.Assembly ass1 =
System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(ass1Name);
System.Reflection.Assembly ass2 =
System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFrom(ass2Name);

service1.ReferenceAssembly(ass1.GetName());
service1.ReferenceAssembly(ass2.GetName());

component1 =
(IComponent)System.Activator.CreateInstance(Type.G etType(this.TypeName));
container1.Add(component1);
componentArray1 = new IComponent[] { component1 };
return componentArray1;
}
}
I have the assembly loaded in the VS8 Toolbox and this implementation
works fine when the project
where I want to drag-and-drop the MyTagListView control already has a
reference to my library xyz.dll,
which contains my toolboxitem class.

But if the project does not already reference the xyz.dll assembly, I
get the following error while trying
to insert my control on the form:

"Failed to create component 'Component'. The error message follows:
'The toolbox item could not be retrieved from the toolbox. Make sure
the assembly that contains the
toolbox item is correctly installed. The toolbox item raised the
following error: Object reference not
set to an instance of an object."

... and my control is not inserted. I thought that this was because
the control type set in the private
constructor was not known by the project. But then I have replaced my
MyTagListView control to a
normal Button control (still in this private constructor, and the
problem still occured. This tells me
that the assembly which contains my toolboxitem MUST be referenced in
the project before being
able to use the control from the toolbox.

I have also put some messagebox in the private method, and found out
that having just the mouse over
the toolboxitem of my control will instanciate my toolboxitem.

If this cannot be fixed, it means that I absolutely need to reference
my xyz.dll assembly to the project before
being allowed to insert my controls in the form. I have tried many
things, and I must say that I am short
of arguments... .

Thank you in advance for your help,

Jean-Francois

Mar 20 '07 #2

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