Visual Studio Designer canvas is unavailable

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  1. Igor
    Igor avatar
    145 posts
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    Jan 2011

    Posted 31 Mar 2012 Link to this post


    sorry for wrong topic title. Correct is: Telerik Controls are unavailable in VS Designer Canvas

    After installing Q1 2012 SP1 for WinForms i faced with the problem - i was unable to access (simple click with mouse to select) the controls in design time on VS designer canvas. I able to drop them from the Toolbox, but they are not shown on the design canvas. Instead, they are appear on the bottom strip like unvisual components (see the screen attached). I also able to select them from Document Outline and change their properties in the Property editor. Standard Windows Forms controls and components have no problem with Designer canvas and i able to select them, resize, etc.
    I have Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 11 Beta installed and the issue reproduces on both versions in the same mannier. 
    Please help!
  2. Answer
    Chavdar Dimitrov
    Chavdar Dimitrov avatar
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    Posted 05 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Igor,

    Thank for writing.

    A possible reason for the problem is that Visual Studio can't find the corresponding design assemblies.

    Could you, please, ensure that the Telerik.WinControls.UI.dll and Telerik.WinControls.UI.Design.dll are installed in the GAC? If the assemblies are not there, you should install them.

    I hope this will help.

    Best regards,
    the Telerik team
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  3. Igor
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    145 posts
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    Jan 2011

    Posted 08 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    thank you!
    The problem was related to GAC, as you mentioned.
    i fixed it and now it works as expected
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