Q. How can I add the Dundas Control to the Visual Studio toolbox?
Occasionally, our Chart, Gauge, Map or Calendar controls will not be listed
in the Visual Studio Toolbox. To resolve this issue, please use the
First, make sure that you have installed the correct version of the
control. To check, click Start, Programs, Dundas Software. If you see
“VS2005” or “VS2008” in the name, e.g. "Dundas Chart for ASP.NET
- Enterprise Eval (VS2008)", then the control is for that version of
Visual Studio. The VS2008 and VS2005 versions are NOT compatible.
If the version is omitted, you have a Visual Studio 2002/2003 version.
Second, try rebooting Visual Studio. If you installed a Dundas product
with Visual Studio running, this may be fixed by restarting
If the version of the Dundas control matches your Visual Studio version,
and the toolbox is still not fixed after restarting Visual Studio, then you
can add the control to the toolbox:
Right click the toolbox and select “Choose Items...” or “Customize
Toolbox” from the dropdown menu.
In the “Choose Toolbox Items” dialog, select the “.NET Framework
Click “Browse” and locate the DLL:
ASP.NET or Windows Forms:
The DLL is located in the installation directory of the control,
in the \bin folder. For example:
C:\Program Files\Dundas Software\Charting\WebControlVS2005\bin\DundasWebChart.dll
The designer DLL will be in Visual Studio’s
PrivateAssemblies folder. For example:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\DundasRSChartDesigner.dll (VS2005)
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\DundasRSChartDesigner.dll (VS2008)
Note: You should reference the Designer DLL, e.g.
DundasRSChartDesigner.dll, rather than
the control’s DLL (DundasRSChart.dll).