Designer loading problems in Visual Studio


  • I install Visual Studio and the designer shoots an error message and it doesn't load.  Please, could you tell me how can I fix this?
    Thursday, August 18, 2016 3:17 AM


  • Hi sntgjrg,

    Thanks for your post.

    Could you please tell me what's the type of your project? WPF, Windows Form or UWP application? And what's the version of your Visual Studio? Please also provide us the detailed error message when load the designer.

    Please try running Visual Studio in Safe mode to Check whether some add-ins and extensions affect it(devenv /safemode).

    Also create a new project and try to load the designer. If still fail to load. I suppose there might be something wrong with your Visual Studio.

    In this case, please try to repair your Visual Studio or install the latest update of your Visual Studio. If you were using VS2013, install the VS2013 Update5. If using VS2015, upgrade to VS2015 Update3.

    Best Regards,

    Lake Xiao

    Thursday, August 18, 2016 5:58 AM