WBS Project and Car Rental examples do not execute
Date:6/12/2013 10:55:15 PM
Product:ActiveGanttCSN Gantt Chart / Scheduler Component
Framework:.Net Framework 4.0 / Visual Studio 2010
User's Development Environment:C# Visual Studio 2010
Subject:WBS Project and Car Rental examples show a blank ActiveGantt control

When executing the WBS Project or Car Rental examples I get a blank ActiveGantt control.



This solution applies to all products: ActiveGanttVBN, ActiveGanttCSN, ActiveGanttVBW, ActiveGanttCSW, ActiveGanttVBA, ActiveGanttCSA, ActiveGanttVBE and ActiveGanttCSE.

In Visual Studio 2010 SQL Server Compact 4 has to be installed in order for the examples to work.

The easiest way to install SQL Server Compact 4 in Visual Studio 2010 is by using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer:


Once you have installed the Web Platform Installer, go to Products > Database and locate Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Tools for SQL Server Compact 4.0:

Click on the Add Button. The good thing about using the Web Platform installer is that it automatically checks and installs pre-requisites and dependencies automatically.

When the Web Platform Installer finishes doing its job you should open Visual Studio 2010:

Right click on data connections in the Server Explorer, and click on add connection:

The SQL Server Compact 4.0 data source should now be available. Click on Cancel to exit the dialog. The examples should now work.

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