Friday, May 18, 2012

Visual Studio 2010 Hangs on Load

Visual Studio 2010 Hangs on Load


When loading Visual Studio 2010, the user interface freezes displaying "Loading toolbox content from package" followed by a component name and a GUID as picutred below...


  1. Exit Visual Studio
  2. Navigate to the affected user's profile folder, i.e. c:\Users\[UserName]
  3. Beneath the user's profile folder, you should find \AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0
  4. Locate the file toolbox.tbd and rename it to toolbox.old.
  5. Run Visual Studio, after a few minutes the UI will became responsive which indicates that it completed rebuilding the toolbox.tbd file, which should now be smaller.


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