Can't seem to open the split or the design view.

Aristeidis Dedes 6 Reputation points
2021-02-06T20:28:43.033+00:00

I am using VisualStudio2015 for a course and while it was working fine a few weeks back, I opened it today and the split/design view is not working. I have tried everything suggested in ((https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/86d0385f-261e-4173-82d1-54f268908945/visual-studio-2015-not-opening-split-and-design-window?forum=visualstudiogeneral)) and have already repaired both VisualStudio and the redistributables. Since it is urgent any help is appreciated.

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  1. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 27,976 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-02-08T02:27:38.14+00:00

    Hello @Aristeidis Dedes ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum.

    Please check if following settings has been selected. If “Enable Web Forms designer (requires restart of Visual Studio)” option(checkbox) is unchecked, please select this option and restart your Visual Studio.

    Tools > Options… > Web Forms Designer > General > “Enable Web Forms designer (requires restart of Visual Studio)”

    If this issue remains, please let me know if you performed some operations before, such as updating Visual Studio, updating Windows System, installing some third-party applications, changing some settings in VS and other team members changed some configurations(maybe)...

    Also, are you trying to open a plain HTML file, or a ASPX, a ASCX and a Master file?

    Besides, if you create a new project does this issue remain?

    Best Regards,
    Tianyu

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  2. Aristeidis Dedes 6 Reputation points
    2021-02-13T14:02:21.817+00:00

    Unfortunately, I have deleted everything that is relevant with VisualStudio, even the logs. Since I will not be using Visual Studio 2015 in the future and I have found a temporary solution, I am not willing to reinstall Windows. Thanks for your help anyway. Take care.

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