C# – No Report Items in toolbox (VS 2008 SP1)


I am using Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (version 9.0.30729.1). My problem is that the only reporting-related toolbox items I see are 3 "Textbox" controls. Where are the other stuff? Do I need to add a reference to a different assembly?

Here are the steps I take:
1) Open Visual Studio
2) Add new project –> "Reports Application"
3) Open Report1.rdlc
4) Open the toolbox and no controls are available (except the repeating 3 Textbox controls)

Thanks for your help.

Best Solution

My good sense tells me that something got corrupted in your installation.

Here's what I would try before attempting a repair (this happened recently):

I fixed this by going into my profile as follows:

C:\Documents and Settings\MYUSERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\ProjectAssemblies

There are four HIDDEN files in there that make up what is apparently the toolbox cache. If you erase them, they will be re-generated and #13119 will go back to General. As I said, these files appear to be hidden so configure the file explorer accordingly.

Second problem: my User controls disappeared from the toolbox.
I was able to fix it by going into the VS menus:

Visual Studio "Tools" menu

"Options" submenu

"Windows Form Designer" tab "General" tab Set "AutoToolboxPopulate" to "True"