Thursday, April 2, 2009


I've been working in the .NET Framework 2008 and was attempting to add a component to a form via the toolbox. When I went to "Add Items" the IDE closed out completely! Mind you, I attempted this twice; thinking it was just a fluke. But, low and behold, it was not. So, I googled the problem, and come to find out, Microsoft is aware of the problem. The fix is to start up Visual Studio in "Safe Mode." You can do this by navigating to your Visual Studio command prompt and typing, "devenv /SafeMode." Needless to say, I did not feel safe. But, it worked! Symptom solved (not the actual problem). Google is your friend. :-)

Michael Adkins

1 comment:

  1. ah Yes, who could live without Google? :-)
    Great blog!