Custom controls not loaded issue in Visual Studio 2017 (v15.4) Toolbox RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I’m using VSIX extension with pkgdef file to configure my custom controls into Visual Studio 2017 Toolbox. My VSIX extension installed and enabled properly in Visual Studio 2017. I have verified from Tools->Extensions and Updates option in Visual Studio. But I’m facing Toolbox not loaded issue in Visual Studio 2017 (v15.4) alone.

    If I manually disabled and enabled my VSIX extension in Visual Studio 2017 (v15.4), Toolbox is loading properly.

    Please find below the sample content for my .vsixmanifest file.

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <PackageManifest Version="2.0.0" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/vsx-schema/2011" xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/vsx-schema-design/2011">
        <Identity Id="48C2B614-94A3-4942-B85D-2BF3692EE4E3" Version="" Language="en-US" Publisher="Sample, Inc." />
        <DisplayName>Sample Toolbox Installer</DisplayName>
        <Description xml:space="preserve">Sample Toolbox Configuration for Visual Studio 2017</Description>
        <InstallationTarget Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Community" Version="[15.0]" />
        <InstallationTarget Version="[15.0]" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro" />
        <InstallationTarget Version="[15.0]" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Enterprise" />
        <Asset Type="Microsoft.VisualStudio.VsPackage" d:Source="Project" d:ProjectName="%CurrentProject%" Path="|%CurrentProject%;PkgdefProjectOutputGroup|" />
        <Prerequisite Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.CoreEditor" Version="[15.0,16.0)" DisplayName="Visual Studio core editor" />

    Whether do you have any issue in VS2017 custom control toolbox? Please provide the solution for this issue to configure the my custom controls in VS2017 toolbox. 

    Muthusamy P. 
    • Moved by 宝宝徐 Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:54 AM
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:41 AM

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  • Hi Muthusamy,

    Thanks for your posting.

    >>If I manually disabled and enabled my VSIX extension in Visual Studio 2017 (v15.4), Toolbox is loading properly

    which VSIX extension are you using? Is it reproducible?

    I wonder it could be the compatibility issue, or limitation of VS2017 15.4, if so you could go to Help -> Send feedback -> report a problem to Microsoft VS developing team directly, they will evaluate it and fix it in the next update.

    As this forum is VS IDE, If the issue is caused by VSIX or VSIX developing, you could go to VS integrate forum for professional advice:



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    • Edited by Fletch Zhou Friday, November 3, 2017 6:38 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Fletch Zhou Monday, November 6, 2017 9:43 AM
    Friday, November 3, 2017 6:38 AM
  • Hi Fletcher,

    >>which VSIX extension are you using? Is it reproducible?

    I am using my custom vsix and also I have updated my 
    .vsixmanifest file content in my previous update.

    Yes, it is reproducible.

    I will send feedback through help option.

    >>If the issue is caused by VSIX or VSIX developing, you could go toVS integrate forum for professional advice

    The same custom VSIX has installed and working properly in Visual studio version 15.3 and Earlier. I have faced this problem only on version 15.4 


    Muthusamy P.

    Thursday, November 23, 2017 11:49 AM