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    Toolbox and properties windows are empty

    This just started happening yesterday. When I open the toolbar or properties windows (I have them pinned to the sides) there's nothing in them. I thought it was a setting that had been altered, but when I closed VS and re-opened it, they were there again. But now it's happening today and they're empty even if I reload. When I open the toolbar bar it just says 'There are no usable controls in this group....... ' (that's the general group, i.e there are no controls at all).

    Is this a setting? Although I can't imagine a use for a setting that gets rid of all tools and properties

    Just to clarify, if I open a new project, then the toolbars are normal, so I guess it's just a setting in one project?

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    Re: Toolbox and properties windows are empty

    You are viewing the Designer window of a form when this happens?
    Have you tried right clicking in the toolbox and selecting "Reset Toolbox"?
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    Re: Toolbox and properties windows are empty

    I haven't tried that, I will try next time. For some reason it's all working fine again now so it seems to resolve itself. I was definately viewing the designer as I was trying to access the properties of a new timer control. It's very odd, I think my computer is just struggling to load everything in sometimes.

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    Re: Toolbox and properties windows are empty

    Hi, Im also having thesame problem, but in my case it was really empty, i mean, eventhough i ryt clicked and selected reset nothing happens, and when clicked show all, all the tool in the toolbox are not clickable, can anyone help me please, im trying make my thesis and yet i cant start because of the problem. Thanks...

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    Re: Toolbox and properties windows are empty

    Quote Originally Posted by showyneil View Post
    Hi, Im also having thesame problem, but in my case it was really empty, i mean, eventhough i ryt clicked and selected reset nothing happens, and when clicked show all, all the tool in the toolbox are not clickable, can anyone help me please, im trying make my thesis and yet i cant start because of the problem. Thanks...
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