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    'Choose items' on the toolbox crashes Visual Studio 2008

    Hi everybody,

    I installed yesterday vs2008
    When i 'Choose items' on the toolbox Visual Studio 2008 crashes.
    I tried different solutions on the web, but nothing helps.

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    - Open Visual Studio
    - Go to Tools -> Options
    - Select 'Windows Forms Designer'
    - Set option 'AutoToolboxPopulate' to FALSE
    - Open your project again and check if it works


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    1. devenv /setup
    2. devenv /resetuserdata
    3. devenv /resetsettings CSharp
    </div>


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    start devenv/safemode - no solution


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    uninstall vs2008 - reinstall vs2008 - no solution


    I want components (or items) from OMRON - CX-server lite - visible in vs2008
    I have them visible in VB6.0
    VB6.0 en cx-server lite are already installed!! Is that a Problem?

    Does anyone have a solution?

    I need vs2008 for a little time, so i can convert a big VB6.0 project to vs2008 and later to vs2013 maybe.

    Sorry for my bad english!

    Regards Forza

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    Re: 'Choose items' on the toolbox crashes Visual Studio 2008

    I want components (or items) from OMRON - CX-server lite - visible in vs2008
    I have them visible in VB6.0
    Do you have the .Net versions of these controls? you CANNOT just use your VB versions of the controls in a .Net project!!!!

    Also why would you go to VS 2008 ?

    Go straight to VS 2013 its free, much nicer to use and will make no difference to your conversion, unless you choose to use some of the extra features available in later versions of the framework.
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    Re: 'Choose items' on the toolbox crashes Visual Studio 2008

    Hi,
    Thanks for the quick response.
    I thought only vs2008 could convert VB6.0 projects.
    Now I have vs2013 already installed.
    The "toolbox problem" is solved in vs2013.

    New question:
    When i make a new project (in VS2013) and i choose a "visual basic project" and "Windows Forms Application".
    Can i use the old controls from vb6.0 or do i still need .net based controls for this new project in vs2013?

    Regards Forza

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    Re: 'Choose items' on the toolbox crashes Visual Studio 2008

    You can... but there's really not much point. It forces VB to create all kinds of wrappers and layers in between to shuttle events and data back and forth. The short of it is, I wouldn't recommend it. It's easier to get a .NET control to work in VB6 than it is the other way around. I'd either look for .NET versions of the controls, or just use VB6 right from the start.

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    Re: 'Choose items' on the toolbox crashes Visual Studio 2008

    You can... but there's really not much point. It forces VB to create all kinds of wrappers and layers in between to shuttle events and data back and forth. The short of it is, I wouldn't recommend it.
    I knew after i had written it someone would correct me what i should have said is you SHOULDN'T use your VB versions of the controls in a .Net project!

    IN short Forza, get .Net version of the controls if you can!
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    Re: 'Choose items' on the toolbox crashes Visual Studio 2008

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the respons.
    I'm gonna look for .net controls, thats the best way i guess

    Grtz Forza

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