Visual Studio 2015 Professional and Telerik Toolbox

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  1. Jerry
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    Posted 03 Nov 2015 Link to this post

    I've installed Visual Studio 2015 Professional and I'm trying to get Telerik items in the Toolbox.  I've tried installing it using the MSI file, the Telerik Control Centre, the Telerik Toolbox Configurator in the VS and so far, nothing.  I've followed the instructions for creating a tab in the toolbox and adding the items manually, but when I go to check off the Telerik items, they're already checked off.  I've rebooted, reinstalled and even changed versions from Visual Studio 2015 Community to Visual Studio 2015 Professional.

    Gettin' kinda ticked about it, now.  Anybody have any thoughts?
  2. Steliyan
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    Posted 06 Nov 2015 Link to this post

    Hi Jerry,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    You have updated your Visual Studio edition, you may need to repair the installation or install the Visual Studio features again.

    To install the Visual Studio integration features run the MSI installer and select the Visual Studio 2015 feature. You can check the vs2015-feature.png screenshot attached.

    To repair the existing installation run the MSI installer and repair the installation. You can check the msi-repair.png screenshot attached.

    Note that to be able to see the toolbox items you should be editing ASP.NET files (e.g. aspx).

    Looking forward to your response.

    Regards,
    Steliyan
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  3. Ehab
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    Posted 10 Dec 2015 in reply to Steliyan Link to this post

    Dear Steliyan,

    I have the same problem, and I did these steps with "Reset Toolbox" also, but it seems no changes

    What I found is that not all Telerik tools are shown in a toolbox, the existing tools are

    RadButton, RadClientDataSource, RadDataForm, GridMobileColumnEditorBase, RadClientExportManager, RadDiagram, RadCalendar, RadGantt, and RadCloudUpload

    Please advice

    Thanks in advance for your fast response

  4. Momchil
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    Posted 10 Dec 2015 Link to this post

    Hi Ehab,

    First make sure you have tried the Toolbox troubleshooting solutions described at http://docs.telerik.com/devtools/aspnet-ajax/general-information/troubleshooting/toolbox-troubleshooting#the-toolbox-contains-old-item-registrations.

    If that doesn't fix the problem please follow these steps:
    1. Check if the Read-only attribute is checked for the "%localappdata%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0" folder and the files inside it. If the Read-only attribute is set, remove it.
    2. Start Visual Studio as Administrator.
    3. Right click on the Toolbox and select "Reset Toolbox".

    In case the controls are still missing, I recommend you to completely reset the Visual Studio Toolbox. Following the steps below will help you to do it:
    1. Close all Visual Studio instances.
    2. Open the "%localappdata%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0"  folder and remove all *.tbd files.
    3. Using the "regedit.exe" tool, find "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0\ToolboxControlsInstaller_AssemblyFoldersExCache" and "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0\ToolboxControlsInstallerCache" registry keys.
    4. Remove everything from these keys leaving them empty.
    5. Run Visual Studio again and wait until it recreates all items in the Toolbox.

    You can find more information about how to add controls to Toolbox manually at http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/introduction-adding-to-vs-toolbox-net.html.

    Please try all of the above steps and let us know if this helps.

    Regards,
    Momchil
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  5. Coen
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    Posted 17 Oct Link to this post

    These instructions do not work for me. I am not seeing any items in theToolbox.

    The registry entry "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0\ToolboxControlsInstaller_AssemblyFoldersExCache" does not exist (the part _AssemblyFoldersExCache seems incorrect).

    Is it required in step 5 to run VS as Administrator?

  6. Momchil
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    Posted 19 Oct Link to this post

    Hi Coen,

    Normally the ToolboxControlsInstaller_AssemblyFoldersExCache key should exist (as in the attached picture). You don't need to run Visual Studio as Administrator on step 5. If the complete reset steps doesn't work please try repairing the product as described in the Steliyan's post and see if that fixes the Toolbox.

    If your Toolbox is still empty please try the following steps. Please note that the /resetsettings command will reset Visual Studio settings:
    1. Start Developer Command Prompt for VS2015.
    2. Run devenv.exe /resetskippkgs command, it will clear all SkipLoading tags that have been added to VSPackages by users who want to avoid loading problem VSPackages
    3. Run devenv.exe /resetsettings command, it will restore Visual Studio default settings. Optionally resets the settings to the specified .vssettings file.
    4. Start Visual Studio and check if the controls are populated in the Toolbox.

    If there is still no controls in the Toolbox you could also try the following steps:

    Disclaimer: you will lose all your environment settings and customizations if you use /resetuserdata switch. It is for this reason that this switch is not officially supported and Microsoft does not advertise this switch to the public (you won't see this switch if you type devenv.exe /? in the command prompt). You should only use this switch as the last resort if you are experiencing an environment problem, and make sure you back up your environment settings by exporting them before using this switch.
    1. Start Developer Command Prompt for VS2015.
    2. Run devenv.exe /resetuserdata, it will take a couple of minutes to run as Visual Studio cleans up and sets itself back to its original state. You may open Task Manager at this point to check whether the devenv.exe process is still running. After it has completed running, you can continue to the next step.
    3. Start Visual Studio and check the Toolbox.
    4. If the controls are still missing you could try repairing the product installation again.

    I hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Momchil
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  7. Coen
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    Posted 19 Oct in reply to Momchil Link to this post

    Hi Momchil,

    Thanks for your response. This is becoming a real nightmare! None of the steps work for me. I think I repeated everyting 5 times with slightly different scenario's and repeating the step to make the folder read only.I understand why the switch /resetuserdata is not recommended as I suspect that this made the MVC project I am working on come up with an System.BadImageFormatException.  

    Repairing Progress/Telerik components (AJAX/MVC/Kendo JQuery) does not work for me either and even a very long VS2015 repair does not have the Toolbox items show up. It looks like something is being added (I have 3 versions of Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX 2017 R3 in the registy under ToolboxControlsInstaller, but no MVC). 

    I decided to open an ASP.NET AJAX project and was offered to update (since I have Installed the latest version today.) . I choose to replace the Toolbox items with new ones - an option in the upgrade wizard - but to my surpise nothing was showing. 

    I consider myself an expert in these kind of situations, but I have to confess am totally lost now. 

    Any ideas?

    Coen.

  8. Momchil
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    Posted 20 Oct Link to this post

    Hello Coen,

    From the screenshot It seems that you have the right registration for .NET 4.0 UI for ASP.NET AJAX Toolbox. If your project targets .NET 4.0 you should be able to see the UI for ASP.NET AJAX controls in the Toolbox when web page file is opened in Visual Studio.

    One possible reason for missing Toolbox items might be if the installation is ran with different user than the one with which Visual Studio is started because the controls are registered per user.

    You could try to diagnose why the Toolbox items are not showing by following these steps:
    1. Create a DWORD registry value called “ShowDiagnosticToolboxTooltips”, set to 1, under "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0".
    2. Restart VS, open the project and designer, turn on "Show All" if it isn’t already on, and hover the mouse over the unexpectedly disabled item. The tooltip should include some text explaining why the item is disabled.
    Also I'd like to note that UI for ASP.NET MVC and the whole Kendo UI line of products doesn't have Toolbox integration.

    I hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Momchil
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  9. Coen
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    Posted 23 Oct in reply to Momchil Link to this post

    Thanks for the hint. 

    I do not think I get any good hints from the tooltip as I do not see any appear when hovering over a disabled item. I see ToolboxReadSuccess in the same spot, so I assume I added the DWORD ShowDiagnosticToolboxTooltips correctly.  I am experienced with editing the registry.

    I am logged in with the account that my MSDN subscription is registerd to. Logging that off does not make any difference. I am not 100% sure what you mean with 'if the installation is ran with different user than the one with which Visual Studio is started'. I am logging on with an AD-account that looks different then the account I use with Visual Studio. Previously an installation of Telerik controls did not have effect on the Toolbox. 

    It does make me think as our organization migrated to Microsoft Azure and we do have some issues with sign-on since that time. 

    I would not know of any way of installing under a different account then my AD-account that I am logged on with. It does not make any sence to me either. How to possibly approach that? I do think we migh be in the right direction. 

    When I select 'Choose Items...' all the control do appear. See snapshot.

    Thanks for any further hints.

    Coen.

     

     

  10. Momchil
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    Posted 24 Oct Link to this post

    Hello Coen,

    You can check the attached DiagnosticReg.png for reference how the registry value looks. The other attached pictures are examples of diagnostic messages. The usual issues are when the registered controls target framework doesn't match the project target framework or when the proper designer is not open.

    From the information you provided it looks that the issue is not related to your account as if it was you wouldn't see any controls in the Toolbox and registries.

    Please check the Toolbox Troubleshooting documentation article and see if the information there is of any help.

    Also if you can see the controls through the Choose items... dialog you could try to add them manually by following these steps:
    1. Start Visual Studio.
    2. Open any web site or web application project/solution.
    3. Expand the Toolbox.
    4. Right-click the Toolbox in the empty area underneath and choose Add Tab to create a new tab. Name the tab "Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX".
    5. Right-click in the empty space of the newly created tab and select "Choose Items...".
    6. Filter the assemblies by Telerik, sort by Namespace or Assembly Name and select all Telerik controls coming from Telerik.Web.UI assembly.
    7. Click OK to finish the operation.
    8. All selected Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX should appear in the toolbox and you should be able to use them right away.
    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    Regards,
    Momchil
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  11. Coen
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    Posted 1 day and 7 hours ago in reply to Momchil Link to this post

    I fianlly resolved this. I had skipped the most obvious: first have a page open in Design mode. This brought back all the greyed out items. After that the toolbox items were also availalbe in the Source view.
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