Visual Studio 2008 Express - Missing Project Menu Items

Discussion created by mg442 on Sep 3, 2010

I am looking into converting some of my old VB6 tools into new .NET addins, but have run into a small problem.

There are numerous menu items missing from the Project menu in VB 2008 Express. These are: -

Add Component Category...
Add ArcGIS Licence Checking...
Add ArcGIS Reference...
ArcGIS Toolbox Reference...

All the ArcGIS templates are available, but at least one of the items above is required to ensure that new tools are correctly registered with ArcMAP.

Has anyone had a similar problem, or know of a solution?

I am running ArcGIS 10 (downloaded from ESRI Customer Pages), and have installed the .NET SDK.