Unable to switch to the design view from the source in an .aspx file


  • While creating a new website in VS 2015 community version,I'm unable to switch to the design view of the web form (.aspx file).A blank screen appears in the editor itself and I'm unable to switch back to the source tab of the file.Please help.

    Thank You.

    Wednesday, September 07, 2016 3:19 AM


  • Hi Jai Gupta,

    Have you encountered this issue before or it happened recently? If the issue happened recently and it works fine before. Please refer to the following steps to troubleshoot your issue:

    1). Update the VS to the latest version (14.0.25425.01), which has fox some bugs in previous version.

    2). This issue may be related to third party plugins in VS. Please the VS in safe mode (devenv /SafeMode), which could prevent all third-party VSPackages from loading when Visual Studio starts, thus ensuring stable execution. Please refer to the following step:

    Start->Developer Command Prompt for VS-> type “devenv /SafeMode”

    3). To avoid loading problem VSPackages, please refer to step2. Start Developer Command Prompt and type “devenv /ResetSkipPkgs”.

    If this issue happened after just installed VS, I think you should repair the VS. Please refer to the following steps to repair your VS:

    Click start->control panel-> programs and features->right-click Microsoft Visual Studio VS 2015->change ->Repair



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    Thursday, September 08, 2016 3:11 AM