Visual Studio closing when trying to choose items for the toolbox

The other day I was trying to add new items to my toolbox in Visual Studio 2008 and each time Visual Studio would close itself without reason. I tried the Reset Toolbox option which didn’t solve the problem.

I then tried running Visual Studio in safe mode by choosing run from the start menu and typing ‘devenv /safemode’. In safe mode I was able to get the Choose Items dialog so I just flicked through all the tabs to make sure it was working. I then closed Visual Studio and loaded it normally and everything worked as expected.

Not sure why it happened but this seemed to fix it :)

Posted on by Joe in Visual Studio 2008

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