Visual Studio 2005 not putting User Controls into Toolbox

I’ve been developing in C# for my Senior Design project, and I have a lot of user controls that I’ve been using in the project, and while most of them are instantiated at runtime, a few needed to be embedded into the forms. And of course, I couldn’t actually do that since I couldn’t drag any of the controls into the Toolbox, even with a successful build. After playing with it for awhile, I found the solution.

It was as easy as this:

Tools -> Options ->  Windows Form Designer  -> General -> AutoToolboxPopulate = true

For some reason, it was not set on my desktop but was set on my laptop. So odd… hope that helps ya if you happen to have that problem!

One Response to “Visual Studio 2005 not putting User Controls into Toolbox”

  1. Harold De Armas says:

    Thank you very much. I’ve been looking for this!

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