New duplicate toolbox items on every VS load + long delay

Posted by: glinkot-fp on 3 August 2017, 3:58 pm EST

  • Posted 3 August 2017, 3:58 pm EST

    Hi,

    I find as soon as I install ActiveAnalysis, each time I load visual studio 2010 it pauses for a *long* time (around a minute on my pretty fast machine).  Then, it seems to add another set of the activeanalysis toolbar items to the toolbox, so they continue to duplicate as shown in the attached screenshot.  During this load period it shows the following in the status bar:

    Loading toolbox content from packege
    'Microsoft.Visualstudio.IDE.ToolboxControlsInstaller.ToolboxInstallerPackage'
    {2C298B35-07DA-45F1-96A3-BE55D91C8D7A}


    Uninstalling activeanalysis fixes it, but reinstalling brings the issue back.  Installing another control for test purposes didn't generate the issue.

    It looks as if it doesn't set the 'installation is done' flag when complete.  I see others have raised this issue on the microsoft forums but no conclusion from those:
    http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/634314/extreme-startup-time

    My toolbox shows the same unique reference number quoted in that forum post.

    Any advice appreciated.




  • Replied 3 August 2017, 3:58 pm EST

    Thanks Sankalp.  It looks like that Microsoft request is closed, with them asking for a new request before they do anything more.

    Is there any workaround I could use in the meantime?  Removing a registry entry or file perhaps?

    Thanks
  • Replied 3 August 2017, 3:58 pm EST

    Mark,

    Unfortunately I cannot provide you with an ETA for Case 145914 as we have not been able to consistently reproduce this issue in different environments; however there is one workaround which you might want to try. You may try removing the toolbox cache: *.tbd files from directory "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\" and check if that helps.

    Regards,
    Sankalp
  • Replied 3 August 2017, 3:58 pm EST

    Mark,

    We have noticed this issue already and there is a Case 145914 opened by the development team to look into this issue further. As a matter of fact we have already contacted Microsoft regarding this issue and have been waiting for their observations. You may want to check this link where our development team has contacted Microsoft for this issue. I have added your E-mail address to the list of affected users for Case 145914. You will be notified once this case gets resolved.

    Regards,
    Sankalp
  • Replied 3 August 2017, 3:58 pm EST

    Thanks for that.  Unfortunately it didn't resolve it.  I also did the same in the V9 and V10Exp folders just above that one.  Although I don't have those other versions installed as far as I know.

    Could I just 'uninstall' Activeanalysis while just referring to the .dll's as needed?  I could just place the component registration details manually into the aspx page.  Assuming I buy a license, will the license still be recognised in this case?

    Thanks

  • Replied 3 August 2017, 3:58 pm EST

    Mark,

    You may want to try resetting the Visual Studio toolbox and see if that helps. Regarding the uninstallation of ActiveAnalysis goes, I would like to tell you that though you can deploy your projects by simply copying the required dll's in the BIN folder, you will need to have the PivotView control in order to design your project. Case 145914 is at the highest priority at this time. Since I have already added your E-mail address to this case, you will be notified once this case gets resolved in future.

    Regards,
    Sankalp
  • Replied 3 August 2017, 3:58 pm EST

    Thanks Sankalp.  I tried the suggestion but no good unfortunately.  I will await a fix!

    Cheers
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