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Adding the API to a Visual Studio project

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Find below required steps:

 

Open the project you are working on
Inside the "Solution Explorer" right-click the mouse button on the "References" item
From the context menu select the "Add reference..." menu item; this will open the "Add reference" dialog box.
Select the ".NET" tab
On the list of installed components find the component named "Active MIDI DJ Console for .NET" as displayed below

 

 

As you can see there are two versions of the component: the one with assembly name "ActiveDjConsoleNetApiF4.dll" is intended for usage with container applications targeted for .NET framework 4 or higher while the one with assembly name "ActiveDjConsoleNetApi.dll" is intended for usage with container applications targeted for .NET framework 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5 so you may decide which of the two version best fits your needs.
Pressing the "OK" button will bring you again to your project working area and the References item of the Solution Explorer will appear like this:

 

 

You can now start developing your code around the control as described inside the How to use the component in your projects section

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE TARGETED .NET FRAMEWORK INSIDE VISUAL STUDIO 2010

When a new application is created from scratch through the Visual Studio 2010 wizard, by default the targeted .NET framework is set to ".NET framework 4 Client Profile": this version of the .NET framework is a subset of the .NET framework 4 and one of its main limitations is the fact that you cannot reference an assembly that is not in the ".NET Framework 4 Client Profile" so, in order to be able compiling the application referencing one of our components, assuming that the project name is "MyApp", you will have to perform following steps:

Select the "Project/MyApp Properties..." menu item
Inside the "Application" tab, locate the "Target framework" combobox
Set the ".NET framework 4" option in place of the ".NET framework 4 Client Profile" option
Close the properties window
Compile the application