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VS.NET Missing Properties

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I recently had to perform a reinstalltion of Windows XP (my registry seems to have become corrupt). After this completed I had to reinstall all applications since most use the registry for settings, etc. After installing VS.NET 2003 everything seemed to work okay with one exception, none of the project properties appear. If I right click a project and select properties, the properties dialog appears and the property category tree is dispayed but no properties are displayed as each category is seleted. An empty dialog is shown where you would normally see properties for the selected item.

I removed VS.NET using Add/Remove Programs and then went through the registry and deleted any key that seemed to be associated with VS.NET 2003. I installed VS.NET 2003 again and the same problem. I'm at a loss on what needs to be done other than formatting my drive and reinstalling from scratch. I would rather not do that because of the time involved to backup all data and then reinstall all applications, etc

I saw to other messages related to this searching dejanews.com. In one instance I exchanged email with the person experiencing the problem and he had this problem with the previous version of VS.NET and resolved it by installing VS.NET 2003. The other set of messages involved a support person at Microsoft and it seems that the discussion went to email exchanges so the message thread ended before a solution was discussed.
Jul 21 '05 #1
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I assume you are talking about the properties window (View -> Properties)?

If so, I have a problem which may be similar to yours (let me know if it
isn't):

If I start up VS.net 2003 and the properties window was open the last time
the solution was open, I'll get a blank properties window for the files in
the solution explorer (e.g. I can't set the build action for embedded
resources etc.) However, the properties still appear when the windows forms
designer is open.

To get around this problem I take the following steps:

1) Open your solution.
2) Close all open document windows (designers, source code etc.)
3) Close the properties window
4) Close VS.net
5) Open your solution again
6) Open a windows form in design mode
7) Right click on the form and select "Properties".

The properties window should appear and continue to work for all files in
the solution explorer.

If this isn't your problem, try posting to

microsoft.public.vsnet.ide

HTH,

Trev.

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I recently had to perform a reinstalltion of Windows XP (my registry seems to have become corrupt). After this completed I had to reinstall all
applications since most use the registry for settings, etc. After installing
VS.NET 2003 everything seemed to work okay with one exception, none of the
project properties appear. If I right click a project and select properties,
the properties dialog appears and the property category tree is dispayed but
no properties are displayed as each category is seleted. An empty dialog is
shown where you would normally see properties for the selected item.
I removed VS.NET using Add/Remove Programs and then went through the registry and deleted any key that seemed to be associated with VS.NET 2003.
I installed VS.NET 2003 again and the same problem. I'm at a loss on what
needs to be done other than formatting my drive and reinstalling from
scratch. I would rather not do that because of the time involved to backup
all data and then reinstall all applications, etc.
I saw to other messages related to this searching dejanews.com. In one

instance I exchanged email with the person experiencing the problem and he
had this problem with the previous version of VS.NET and resolved it by
installing VS.NET 2003. The other set of messages involved a support person
at Microsoft and it seems that the discussion went to email exchanges so the
message thread ended before a solution was discussed.
Jul 21 '05 #2

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Thanks for the info but my problem is different. If you right click on a project in the Solution Explorer (this would be a project inside of a Solution) and click properties for the project appear. Since my projects are C++ then you would see categories such as General, C/C++, Linker, etc. with sub items within each of these categories. When a category item is selected a dialog appears with settings for that particular category. At this point an empty space is displayed regardless of which item has been selected.

The same is true if I right click a C++ source file from the Solution Explorer and choose Properties. Normally you would be able to see the C++ settings but again all I get is the tree on the left with each setting category for C++ but no corresponding dialog information.

I just noticed the ide newsgroup and will post my issue there as well.

Thanks.
Jul 21 '05 #3

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