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December 29, 2008

VS2008 crash on “Choose items” in toolbox

Filed under: Uncategorized — andreakn @ 01:38

So, today I was trying to include some MS Ajax control toolkit stuff on the web pages I’m building for a client. I right clicked on the toolbox, added a tab and clicked “Choose Items” then VS up and died on me. Lather rinse and repeat.

Obviously something was very wrong here. After some googling I found a solution:
– Start VS from VS command line in safe mode: devenv.exe /safemode
– Click “Choose items” again.
– be sure to click all the tabs in the dialogue
– observe an exception somewhere, and VS will disable the faulty control
– quit the safemode VS.
– restart regular VS and try again

.. VOILA!!

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