Thursday, January 21, 2010

How to restore missing controls in Visual Studio 2008 Toolbox

I encountered a problem today when I tried to use Visual Studio 2008.

When I created a Windows forms project, the controls in Toolbox were missing. The usual remedy of right-clicking the Toolbox and then selecting Reset Toolbox did not help.

C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0

And within this folder are some hidden files. Simply remove the following files:

"toolbox.tbd", "toolboxIndex.tbd", "toolbox_reset.tbd", "toolboxIndex_reset.tbd"

Then restart Visual Studio 2008. Your controls should now come back up!

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