I have made a few modest components before, but never bothered to make them available via the Components Panel until now. After following Macromedia's instructions (copying the appropriate FLA and the preview SWF to
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash MX\Configuration\Components), I can see my component's name, but not the component itself!

What I mean is this: I open Flash and click on the drop-down menu of the Components Panel. The menu contains two items: "Flash UI Components" and my component. I then choose my component, whose name is then displayed at the top of the panel. BUT -- below it's completely empty where the icon and name of my specific component should be. In other words, there's nothing for me to drag onto the stage.

Has this happened to anyone else? Have I just missed some step?

Many thanks for all suggestions.


P.S. Just for fun, I also copied the necessary files to the First Run\Components folder within Program Files, but that hasn't made any difference.