after some research, I figured out that I need to install the .NET ext SDK.
fyi, QTP 9.5 (trial) already installed successfully,
including the .NET addin
while installing the dotNET SDK, I kept getting err msg "...neither VS 2003 nor VS 2005 installed".
later I installed VS2008 express edition , no luck there..
same err msg.
and then I tried Visual Basic 2005 express, Visual C# 2005 express...same err msg.
so what's up? I can't use express edition?
I have to buy the full VS version? the pro maybe? or team/enterprise edition, etc?
any advise? tips? help?
thank you in advance for all responses.