Visual Studio Toolbox items are no longer working

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Hello friends,

I don't know as to why my Visual Studio Toolbox items are no longer working.

The icons have been transformed to document icons and when I try and insert them, I just get the paragraph tags inserted.

I attempted to repair and then reinstall, but of no use.

Do you know as to what I can do?

Any suggestions are most welcome. 

Thanks a lot.

Answered By 0 points N/A #154844

Visual Studio Toolbox items are no longer working


Hello Hay Lin,

The solution to your problem is simple.

You will need to do the following:

  • You will need to locate the hidden files in your visual studio toolbox items directory and delete them. The hidden files you will look for and delete are the following:  toolbox.tbd, toolbox_reset.tbd, toolboxIndex.tbd, toolboxIndex_reset.tbd
  • The above name hidden files are usually found in the following directory: <drive>:Documents and Settings<user>Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftVisualStudio<VS version>, for instance C:Documents and SettingsJAVIER.VILLARREALLocal SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftVisualStudio8.0 .
    So just trace them and delete them all.
  • After you have deleted them, you need to start visual studio.
  • The toolbox items in the application will be reset in the proper form during the process.



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