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Type: Bug
ID: 289769
Opened: 7/30/2007 4:11:45 PM
Access Restriction: Public
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Please DO NOT regard this as a duplicate of ID 144156, or 160873. The bug has most decidedly and definitely NOT been fixed at all.

I've tried the work arounds (i.e. dragging my control from subfolders to the root) - does not work. Our solution is over 70+ projects - not using solution folders is absurd!!

The problem still exists in VS2005 - we WILL NOT be upgrading (and can't - since it's not available yet) to "the next version of visual studio" for quite some time. We just upgraded to 2005!!!!

This is a serious bug and the rest of us (i.e. non Microsoft companies) would be out of business if we treated our customers / products this way.

Fix the bug in VS2005 please!!!!
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Posted by mpearson81 on 3/29/2010 at 1:28 PM
I am able to reproduce this bug in VS 2008. The work around is not working. My project was already in the root of the solution. I tried dragging it somewhere else, close/reopen solution, drag it back to the root, close/reopen. Doesn't work. Please fix!
Posted by raggiholm on 9/30/2008 at 4:18 AM
I have also added used this workaround (Adding manually to the toolbox) but it has a serious flaw. When a (sub) user control is added to another user control or form within the project, a reference is added to the project to the dll/exe resulting in a (potentially) hard to resolve namespace ambiguity. The reference has to be manually removed to resolve the problem.
Posted by nbons on 1/11/2008 at 5:56 AM
I had this problem as well. I didn't notice that there is a Windows Form Designer option (Tools->Options, Section "Windows Forms Designer") named "AutoToolboxPopulate".
If this is set to true, all my controls are shown in the toolbox after rebuilding.
Don't understand why this is not mentioned in the Online-Help.

BTW: D&D still for toolbox items still does not work!

N. Bons
Posted by tkrasinger on 8/13/2007 at 2:48 AM
Im still have to get along with this problem in VS2005. As a workaround I created a new tab in my Toolbox and in "Choose Items" I selected the \obj\MyProject.exe. This puts all the controls in MyProject into the Toolbox.
Unfortunately the List does not really update itsself, so if you create a new control in your project you will have to update the toolbox via "Choose Items" again.
Posted by Microsoft on 8/10/2007 at 2:11 PM

We could not repro the issue on visual studio 2005 SP1. Please see the attached snapshot.

Posted by CleverCoder on 8/6/2007 at 7:37 AM
Upgrading to VS 2008 really is NOT an option for us either. I don't understand why this is such a hard problem to fix. Maybe allow dragging a control from the classview or project view instead?
Posted by ooswald on 8/6/2007 at 2:48 AM
Please fix this for VS2005, we need this now. Changing the structure of our source code is not an option, the project is way to big.
Posted by Microsoft on 7/30/2007 at 5:40 PM
Thanks for your feedback. We have tried to reproduce the issue with the latest Visual Studio build (2008 Beta 2) (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=428C076F-E3EF-4290-9FF4-F6FD8F180B7D&displaylang=en) and we cannot reproduce it. It is likely a known issue fixed in the latest build. If the issue is critical to you with the release of Visual Studio you are working with, you may contact our Product Support Services (http://support.microsoft.com). Our dedicated Support Engineer will work with you to investigate to issue further.

Thank you,
Visual Studio Product Team.
Posted by Microsoft on 7/30/2007 at 5:34 PM
Thank you for your feedback. We are currently investigating. If this issue is urgent, please call support directly (see http://support.microsoft.com).

Thank you,
Visual Studio Product Team
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Posted by Lukasz Machowski on 8/5/2007 at 10:37 PM
Dragging the project to the root of the solution works when you save, close and reopen the solution. You will notice that the controls stay in the toolbox even if you move the project back to where it was in a solution folder. You can then have access to your user controls from the toolbox for as long as Visual Studio stays open.