Missing Toolbox Items in Business Intelligence Development Studio

By , January 10, 2012 19:28

I haven’t blogged for ages as I have found it difficult to set time aside to do so, but I wanted to share this little bit of information all the same.

I wanted to create a SSIS package and found that my toolbox was no longer displaying the controls that I was expecting. The toolbox panel displayed a single group with the title “#13119”.

The problem was that the toolbox cache for Intelligence Development Studio (in my case Visual Studio) was shot – how this happened I don’t know.

The solution was to close VS, delete the toolbox*.tbd items under “C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0” and start VS again. The toolbox controls appeared as expected.
NOTE: The path is valid for Windows7 (and presumably Vista). For XP it would be something like this: “C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0”.

I found the solution on a German website, so this is really just an English translation, which I hope proves to be useful. (Thank you Rainer Hilmer)

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