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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Visual Studio Toolbox Icons Mess

Have you seen this strange problem with the toolbox icons in VS2005? I have it for some time and actually it doesn't hurt me too much. However I'm preparing for a couple of presentations and this is something I do not want to show to the audience.
So, I searched and finally found the solution. All I had to do is deleting the *.tbd files from \Users\rossy\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0 (Vista box)

Now, I have all icons back in their places!

The solution from Microsoft Forums
via Chris Homles' Blog


Anonymous said...

Thanks the the post. It fixed my problems too. I have lived with the icon problem for a while. How did u figure out?
again, thank you.

Anonymous said...

There are no .tbd files on my computer. Mine is an XP Sp2. Is there any other suggestions? Ta

Anonymous said...

Sorry. I looked in C:\Documents and Settings\<USER>\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0 when I should have looked in C:\Documents and Settings\<USER>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0. It fixed my toolbox without losing the customizations.


Anonymous said...

This is just like right-clicking on the toolbox and clicking on reset toolbox menu selection. You still loose any custom controls that were inserted into the General Tab. This is not a fix.

Anonymous said...


happend to me as well... no tool icons anymore.

reset toolbar did the trick:)


Dr.Lassi said...

Thanks, Man!
It was annoying.
Now it became clean version of Visual Studio. hehe,

Guru said...

I've ran into an instance where this did not reset the icons. I was able to fix the issue by right-clicking on the toolbox and using the "Reset Toolbox" option. My custom user controls temporarily disappeared until the project was rebuilt and ran. Everything was normal again after that.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, this tip cleaned my toolbox...

Dipsnoop said...

Yah thanks my toolbox was a mess too.