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Today a colleague ask me to help.

On his system all ReSharper menus are grayed out. Also the Visual Studio Add-In Manager does not show this add-in.

He tried:

  • a new installation: without success,
  • running with administrative privilegeg: without success,
  • looking in event- and application-logs: no entries.

After searching a little bit with old buddy google we found this message: Wild World of Visual Studio -- Mysterious Component

We downloaded and installed the latest Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 Service Pack 1 and ReSharper works fine. :-)

The colleague remembered that he uninstalled SQL Server 2005 – and for this MSXML6 is a installation feature – so a full deinstallation removes MSXML6 also. :-(

posted on Monday, November 9, 2009 7:23 AM