No map control in Visual Studio 2015 Toolbox after registering MapWinGIS

Jul 13, 2015 at 7:40 PM
I wish I could get far enough to have a real problem! :)

I downloaded and installed MapWinGIS-only-v.9.3.5-Win32.exe - on both a Windows 7 and a Windows 8.1 system. I launched VisualStudio 2015 and created a WinForm project. I then added a reference to MapWinGIS components under the COM tab. However, no map control ever appears in the Toolbox.

Admittedly, I don't normally do development in the Microsoft environment - so please forgive me if my question demonstrates my ignorance! I'm sure I'm missing something obvious.
Jul 15, 2015 at 3:00 AM
Sigh. I must be a bit dense (or at least unfamiliar with Visual Studio). Or maybe I just don't follow instructions well. But, in case anybody else finds themselves in this situation, here is the explanation.

I tried to add the reference to MapWinGIS by clicking on the Visual Studio "Project" and selecting "Add Reference". I then selected the COM tab and checked off the MapWinGIS selection. That makes MapWinGIS show up in the references, but the control doesn't show up in the toolbox.

Instead (or in addition to the method described above), right click on the VS Toolbox and click on "Choose Items". Then, click on the COM tab in the window that appears and select that you want the MapWinGIS control to display. This makes the control appear.