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Lately the Visual Studio 2005 Designer drives me crazy.
When I worked with multiple Forms and Custom User Controls, it took just a while and I could not open the Design View anymore.

Switching to the Design view, brought up a friendly error message:
Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information
First hit at google brings you to Microsoft support, where you can order an hotfix to correct this problem. The hotfix patches the Microsoft.visualstudio.design.dll.

If you look for other workarounds most people suggest restarting Visual Studio or Clean & Rebuild your solution with all Forms closed.

However, I found one interesting piece of information over at Rupreet’s Weblog:
I believe the problem is caused by the Indexing Service locking the obj and bin files, trying to reindex their contents. Simply select your Projects folder in Explorer, go to Properties..., click the Advanced button and disable the checkbox to allow the indexing of the folder and subdirectories and files

Let’s see if this is actually true. It would be great.

Does anyone has ordered and applied the hotfix yet? Or any other experience how to handle this annoyance ?

Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2006 9:21 AM | Back to top


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This thing have really anoyed the hell out of me too, until I saw your fix. Had to restart VS like 10 times a day, when going out of debug mode.
stopped the indexing, and it seems to work :D
Thanks a bunch
Left by HJ on Sep 25, 2007 5:23 AM

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Rupreet's solution did not work for me.
Neither on the developing as the production machine.
Left by Jos Roestenberg on Oct 05, 2007 12:03 AM

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The indexing thing sorted it out for me. Many thanks.
Left by Rob Oldfield on Oct 12, 2007 4:13 AM

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Turning off indexing for my dev directory fixed the problem. Thanks!
Left by Aaron on Oct 30, 2007 4:36 AM

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This totally worked. Thanks a lot for finding the solution link.
Left by Dmitriy on Nov 21, 2007 5:17 AM

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This works for me!!
Thanks!
Left by Sergio Ivan Mendoza on Dec 17, 2007 8:26 AM

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This did not work for me <grr>...
Left by Michael Kellogg on Jan 11, 2008 6:23 AM

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I had this error using VS2005 with the Web Client Software Factory WCSF. Used the 'Clean and Rebuild' option which worked for me.
Left by sharpguru on Feb 05, 2008 7:57 AM

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indexing off didn't fix it for me.
Left by Bill White on Aug 27, 2008 4:59 AM

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It solved my problem too, after doing all the steps. Indexing off, clean and rebuild and then restarting VS2005.
Left by leifsa on Aug 27, 2008 9:32 PM

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This works fine. Thanks a lot.
Left by Babu on Sep 22, 2008 8:21 PM

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Thanks! That fixed it.
Left by dchan on Oct 14, 2008 8:22 PM

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Thanks! that worked for me
Left by Mekbeb on Feb 05, 2009 7:33 AM

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thx its works!
Left by Dhananjaya on Feb 06, 2009 8:09 AM

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I tried all that and more. But this just won't go away
Left by Raminder on Feb 17, 2009 7:38 AM

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I tried all that and more. But this just won't go away
Left by Raminder on Feb 17, 2009 7:38 AM

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Does not work for me, tried clea, rebuild, stop indexing. Does not work!
Left by Stanislav on Apr 14, 2009 12:56 AM

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Wow... it worked!!! THANKS!
Left by Eric on May 07, 2009 5:28 AM

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Worked for me! Thanks!
Left by Luu Tran on Jun 02, 2009 6:42 PM

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This is the top hit on google for this now.
BECAUSE IT WORKS.
Good stuff.

Left by Julien Crawford on Aug 02, 2009 6:50 PM

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I just unchecked the check box as given above, restarted VS2005, Clean solution and Rebuild...it work...thanks a lot dude...
Left by Chintan (India) on Dec 01, 2009 1:05 AM

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Turning off indexing works like a charm.Thank You.
Left by Suma Tetali on Jan 12, 2010 9:58 AM

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Thanks so much!!
Left by sarah on Feb 07, 2010 9:53 PM

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I cannot believe it! All this time lost...
Thank you so much.
Left by AlexC on Feb 22, 2010 3:30 PM

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Wonderfulllll... it worked.....and just in time...
Left by RK on Apr 12, 2010 4:09 AM

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I found another workaround for that.
The problem was ddl version.Previously I was using older version of some third party control dll as reference in the project.
I need to delete this reference and again need to add the latest dll.
Left by Santosh Lokhande on Jul 13, 2010 5:03 AM

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I solved it by changing the configuration from "Mixed Platform" to "any CPU"
Left by Chetan on May 17, 2012 12:54 PM

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