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COM SDK problem with reference designer.tlb

Hi,

When trying to use COM SDK and add reference designer.tlb to my project in Visual Studio I receives the following message:

A reference to designer.tlb could not be added. Please make sure that the file is accessible, and that it is a valid assembly or COM component.

I'm using BusinessObjects XI 3.1

I want to create a tool to change passwords for existing connections.

I read that the only way to change the password of an existing connection is to use COM SDK.

Java SDK has no method to obtain a user name, connection parameters, etc.

I want to create a project in visual studio add com component (designer.tbl) and create application in C#.

I found a business object tutorial (http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/boc/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/205ace60-6c64-2b10-f593-84945e80a70f?quicklink=index&overridelayout=true) that shows how to do it. But it is rather old.

How to deal with the problem?

I wrote a post here COM SDK problem with reference designer.tlb but got a message to move it to this category.

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    Posted on May 26, 2011 at 05:40 AM

    Though the document is old (for XI R2), the steps would remain the same.

    In your visual studio project, say Add reference, go to COM, select BusinessObjects Designer 12.0 Library (You will have 2 entries, better select both) and add it to your project.

    If it still says that it cannot add that reference to your project, then it could be some env. issue.

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