Installing New Components
To add components to the Components folder of a COM+ application, you can either use the COM+ Component Install Wizard or drag .dll files that contain the components from the Windows Explorer and drop them in the application.
If you use the COM+ Component Install Wizard, you can either install a new component, which registers the component on the computer, or import components that have already been registered. Components can be added to empty applications or existing applications.
To add a component to a COM+ application
In the console tree of the Component Services administrative tool, select the computer hosting the COM+ application.
Open the COM+ Applications folder for that computer, and select the application in which you want to install the component(s).
Open the application folder and select Components.
On the Action menu, point to New, and then click Component. You can also right-click the Components folder, point to New, and then click Component.
On the Welcome page of the COM+ Application Install Wizard, click Next, and then in the Import or Install a Component dialog box, click Install new components .
In the Install new components dialog box, click Add to browse for the component you want to add.
In the Select files to install dialog box, type the filename of the component to install or select a filename from the displayed list. Click Open.
After you add the files, the Install new components dialog box displays the files you have added and their associated components. If you select the Details check box, you will see more information about file contents and the components that were found.
Note Unconfigured COM components must have a type library. If COM+ cannot find your component's type library, your component will not appear in the list. You can also remove a file from the Files to install list by selecting it and clicking Remove.
Click Next, and then click Finish to install the component.
- Copying Components
- Creating a New COM+ Application
- Deleting a COM+ Application
- Importing Components
- Moving Components
- Removing a Component from a COM+ Application