Load or unload a Component Object Model (COM) add-in

Developers    You can use this procedure to load or unload a COM add-in (COM add-in: A supplemental program with the filename extension .dll or .exe that extends the capabilities of a program by adding custom commands and specialized features. COM add-ins can be designed to load and run in one or more Office programs.) for testing before you have designed installation and removal programs for your add-in.

Other users of Microsoft Office Project 2003    If you are not a developer, you should not need this procedure. Contact the person who provided the add-in if you need installation and removal instructions.

  1. If you already have the COM Add-Ins command on the Tools menu, skip to step 6.
  2. On the Tools menu, point to Customize, and then click Toolbars.
  3. Click the Commands tab, and then click Tools in the Categories list.
  4. Drag COM Add-Ins from the Commands box over the Tools menu on the menu bar. When the Tools menu commands appear, point to where you want the COM Add-Ins command to appear on the menu, and then release the mouse button.
  5. In the Customize dialog box, click Close.
  6. On the Tools menu, click COM Add-Ins.
  7. In the Add-Ins available list, do one of the following:

To load an add-in, select the check box next to its name. If the add-in you want isn't in the list, click Add, locate the add-in, and then click OK.

To unload an add-in from memory but keep its name in the list, clear the check box next to its name.

To remove an add-in from the list and from memory, click its name, and then click Remove.

 Note   Unloading or removing an add-in doesn't remove the add-in file from your computer.

Applies to:
Project 2003