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The following components could not be browsed:

Visual Studio 2008

This message box can list multiple errors related to the Object Browser and Component Selection dialog box. The following errors are some of the most common.

This error generally occurs when you specify a file name that does not exist or is not valid, or a file that cannot be browsed through the Object Browser.

To correct this error

  • Verify that the file name you specified exists and is a browsable component, such as a .NET assembly, COM type library, or a source browser file.

This error generally occurs when the component specified is not a .NET Framework assembly or a COM type library.

To correct this error

  • Choose a different component to browse.

This error generally occurs when the type library for a COM component cannot be registered. The type library might not exist or might be corrupted.

To correct this error

  • Reinstall the component and try again.

The type library you have specified may no longer exist or may not contain valid information.

To correct this error

  • Verify that the type library exists and is correctly registered.

The file vstlbinf.dll is missing or incorrectly registered.

To correct this issue

  1. Find vstlbinf.dll on your machine and register it using regsvr32.exe.


  2. If you cannot find vstlbinf.dll on your machine, reinstall this product.