Not to be confused with the
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
, what follows is a list of common issues developers encounter while using ScintillaNET and suggestions on how to resolve them.
Table of Contents
"Cannot load the 'SciLexer.dll' module into memory" at design time or run time
ScintillaNET is a wrapper around the unmanaged SciLexer (or SciLexer64) DLL. As such it is absolutely necessary to have that DLL for ScintillaNET to work. If you are encountering this problem at runtime, ensure that the SciLexer and SciLexer64 DLLs are in your
application folder. If you are encountering this error when using the Visual Studio designer, the same problem is occuring but because of the way Visual Studio searches for DLLs you'll need to add it to your Path environment variable. Instructions for
Configuring the Search Path
can be found on the
"'ScintillaNET' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)" when compiling
This error is unfortunately very misleading and can cause of hair loss if you've never seen it before. The short answer is that your project is likely targeted at the Client Profile instead of the full .NET Framework. The
page of our documentation has a section on how to
Target the full .NET Framework
if you've never done it before.