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NullReferenceException creating new VB project

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This is a repost of an issue that I did not get any responses on, so I
thought I'd try it again.

I just installed VS.Net 2003 Ent. Arch. on a machine with Windows XP Pro.
The installation went without any errors.

When I attempt to create a new project (either VB or C#), a messagebox pops
up saying that there was a NullReferenceException and the form designer has
a big red cross (red X) through it. This also happens if I just add a
Windows form to the project.

If I click the run button, the app runs without error and the form is
displayed (with nothing on it since I can't design the form). When I
select build, it also builds without error. It's as if the designer is
hosed somehow.

I have tried repairing and re-installing to no avail.

Has anyone else experienced this? Can anyone give me a clue as to what the
NullReferenceException is referring? There is an entry on the Task list
that shows that same error. Double clicking on it doesn't tell me where
the error is occurring. It happens only when I try to design the form. I
can write code in the form and create controls dynamically and the program
runs, but I just can't use the form designer.

Any clues to solve this problem are most appreciated.


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Nov 20 '05 #1
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