VS 2015 Add Connection problem


  • I am trying to add data connection. When I click on "Data Connections" VS opens "Add Connection" window and if I try to enter any character in any field, it instantaneously close window. It happens for every choosen data source.

    Friday, December 09, 2016 12:24 PM

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  • Hi Dikan,

    When this issue happened? After you installed VS or happened recently and it works fine before?

    1). If this issue happened recently and it works fine before, I think this issue may be related to the third plugin in VS. We could start 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 steps:

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

    2). If this happened after you installed VS, I think you need to repair your VS. Please refer to the following steps:

    Please click start->control panel-> programs and features->right-click Microsoft Visual Studio ->change->Reapair.

    If above steps do not work for you, we could use devenv /log (in Developer Command Prompt) that log all activity to the log file for troubleshooting.

    By default, the log file is: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Version\ActivityLog.xml

    You could upload this file to OneDriver and share a link here.



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    • Proposed as answer by qing__Moderator Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:54 AM
    Monday, December 12, 2016 6:26 AM