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There are no usable controls in this group

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  • I currently have text in my Toolbox as follows, "There are no usable controls in this group. Drag an item onto this text to add it to the toolbox".

    When I last worked in Visual Studio the Toolbox was populated with a number of items that I could just drag onto forms being developed.

    1. What could I have done to make the contents of Toolbox disappear?

    2. How do I get my Toolbox back to a working state?

    Monday, November 21, 2016 7:41 PM

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  • Hi SIANOD,

    This forum is discussing about Visual Studio Setup and installation.

    As your issue is related to visual studio general questions ,I help you move this case to  Visual
    Studio general questions
    forum for dedicated support.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Best Regards,


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    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 6:34 AM
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  • Hi SIANOD,

    >> I currently have text in my Toolbox as follows, "There are no usable controls in this group. Drag an item onto this text to add it to the toolbox".

    When did you click the Toolbox? Please make sure you are under design mode not the code mode and the application is not running or debug. Go to design mode, you can double click the .cs file of form and you can check the tab name like xxx.cs [Design]. If your application is running, please try to stop the debugger, then check the Toolbox again.

    If you already under the Design mode, you can right click at the Toolbox field and select ‘Show All’, ‘Reset Toolbox’ or ‘Choose Items…’ and add the controls or reset them back like the following:

    If this issue persists, please restart your computer and reopen VS, then try to create a new project like C#-Windows Form and double click the Form1.cs under Solution Explorer and check this issue again.

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 3:29 AM
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