Bootstrap Snippets in Toolbox RRS feed

  • Question

  • User1826113580 posted

    I have two development PCs, a win7 and a win10.  On the win7, my vs2015 express toolbox has a tab containing the bootstrap snippets but I really don't know how they got there.  It's very handy to see these snippets as toolbox items so I've been trying to put these snippets into a vs2015 toolbox tab on my win10 PC.  I've searched everywhere I can think of without getting an answer.  I can use the bootstrap snippets in the usual manner of right-clicking and "insert snippet" - so, I know they are installed on my win10 PC.  Here is how it looks on my win7 PC: 

    toolbox with bootstrap snippets

    Any clue as to how to make this happen on my win10 pc?

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 10:48 PM

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  • User-166373564 posted


    The Toolbox displays icons for controls and other items that you can add to Visual Studio projects.

    To open the Toolbox, you could try the following.

    Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl W X

    From the Menu:View->Toolbox

    More information:




    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 8:55 AM
  • User1826113580 posted

    I guess I didn't ask the question very well.  I've used the toolbox for years with no problems and I'm completely familiar with its functionality.  I also know how to use snippets.  In the case of my win7 machine, the bootstrap snippets I installed also appear as a toolbox tab - which I find very useful and would like the same thing on my win10 machine. 

    It's easy to add a new tab to the toolbox and there is an option to add items to the tab.  However, I've been unable to figure out how to add the BS snippets to the toolbox.  I just don't know how they appeared in the toolbox on my win7 machine - I must have done some procedure but I can't seem to replicate it for my win10 machine.

    I'd most appreciate if someone can actually get a set of snippets to appear in the toolbox and tell me how they did it.  I've searched lots of places without joy.  Thanks

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 5:19 PM
  • User-166373564 posted


    You could try the following.

    1.Right clik VS2015,select Pin to Start and Pin to taskbar

    2.Run as administrator

    3.Right click Toolbox,select Reset Toolbox.

    Please let me know if you need any help.



    Thursday, January 7, 2016 9:21 AM
  • User1826113580 posted

    Perhaps others will appreciate your help more.  Thanks.

    Thursday, January 7, 2016 10:25 PM
  • User-1787906490 posted

    Hi Dave,

    Did you solve your query? I am more of a newbie but know what you are attempting.

    I have downloaded Bootstrap into VS Community but it is not showing up as Bootstrap snippets in the toolbox. Any ideas. I tried the "Reset Toolbox" option with no change.

    Thanks, James


    Friday, March 25, 2016 6:05 AM
  • User1334270914 posted

    Hi daveharney,

          You can install this extension from microsoft's website to add bootstrap snippet in to the tool bar. Below is the link


    Sunday, December 18, 2016 8:22 PM
  • User1276802968 posted

    Right Click on the Toolbox and click Show All

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:13 AM
  • User793863842 posted

    might help someone,

    I had similar issue that bootstrap snippets items disappeared, I had to uninstall the Bootstrap snippet and reinstall - this doesnt work I can see Bootstrap in snippets manager 

    what worked for me is to uninstall it close visual studio to apply changes (I am using VS2017 which requires you to close it) open visual studio using administrator rights, Install again close VS, open visual studio with Admin rights and finally i got it back :)

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:29 PM