FAXCOMEXLib Installation Problems and Solutions

If you are unable to install or locate the FAXCOMEXLIb library, this page offers possible solutions documented in major developer forums, with links to the original forum discussions.

Adding Library is Not Working (C#)

Problem

Adding FAXCOMEXLib to a C# project by typing:

using FAXCOMLib;

Or:

using FAXCOMEXLib;

Throws the following error:

frmMain.cs(8): The type or namespace name 'FAXCOMLib' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)
frmMain.cs(9): The type or namespace name 'FAXCOMEXLib' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)

You are unsure of the correct location from which to download the FAXCOMEXLib library.

Solution

FAXCOMEXLib originates from the FaxControl 1.0 Type Library.
Windows Fax Service needs to be running and using faxcom.dll (FaxComLib). To do this, install the fax services using Windows Printers and Faxes.

Note: If you receive an Unknown Interop Error, you might need to install a fax modem.

For the full discussion regarding this issue on the XTREME .NET Talk forum, click here.

Cannot Find Installation on Windows XP Pro

Problem

You are attempting to install FAXCOMEXLib on Windows XP pro, and are not sure if to add it as a Windows component, cannot find it under VBA references, or Windows Printers & Faxes.

Solution

The problem might be that fxscom.dll (the old faxControl) appears in the references instead of the fxscomex.dll file. Browse for the correct file under windows\system32 and add it to the references.

For the full discussion regarding this issue on the developerFusion forum, click here.

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