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Mayank Sharma

I recently installed a third party control and it had an option to add the control to my Visual Studio toolbox. When it installed the control to my toolbox, I noticed that the "Open / Create Website" option on the Start Page was missing. I tried everything from repairing the install to uninstalling and installing VS 2008 all over again. Nothing worked, but then a saw a comment on resetting the VS settings.

For some, it may not be an option but I had only a few custom settings which I could change again.

This is what I did and it worked:

1. Start VS IDE.
2. Tools -> Import and Export Settings
3. Select "Reset all settings", click Next
4. If you want to save the settings, go ahead, I did not save them. Then click Next
5. Select "Web Development Settings" and click Finish.

You should now get the Website option on your start page.

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 10:21 AM Visual Studio / Express | Back to top


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Thanks very much Mayank. I came across the sameinstalled/uninstalled a free version of Dev Express that integrates with VS. It worked for me too!
Left by Dave on Mar 29, 2010 10:55 PM

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Yeah...Dev Express it was.
Left by Mayank on Mar 30, 2010 5:43 AM

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Thanks, it worked
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