ArcObjects for .NET Destop Add-Ins

Discussion created by powerb on Feb 22, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 23, 2012 by powerb
I am trying to create an ArcCatalog Add-In tool, and everything sets up correctly and I can import it into ArcCatalog and it works.  The problems is that I need to use ArcObjects in the program, and I can't figure out how to get access to the ArcObject libraries.  I have tried to do an add reference and there are no ESRI.ArcObjects in the list.  I have installed the entire ArcObjects SDK for the Microsoft .NET Framework, but no luck.

Can you use ArcObjects in an Add-In tool, or do I have to use an "Extending ArcObjects" type project?  If so, where are the ArcObject libraries located to reference from a .NET app?