Toolbox is empty.

Ismail Yüksel Kuşoğlu 0 Reputation points

I'm having trouble using the toolbox items in Visual Studio. Although I can see them, I'm unable to use them. I've searched for solutions, but haven't found any. Can someone please help me?

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  1. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 22,106 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello @Ismail Yüksel Kuşoğlu,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum.

    In short: In white/empty space(in Toolbox), right-click => cancel the selection for "Show All" option. After that try to expand other categories.

    Explanation: You can see those controls, because all the controls are shown("Show All" option has been selected). You cannot use them, because they are not compatible with the project type that you are using.

    For example, you are developing a Windows Forms project, but all the controls are shown in the Toolbox, including the controls for WPF project, for C++ MFC project… but only controls which supports Windows Forms project are available.

    One thing to note is that before you try to use the controls in Toolbox, please open the designer view first(for example, right-click the Form1.cs file > View Designer), otherwise you will see following error message in Toolbox.

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