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I have been playing around with some VB6.0 addins downloaded from various sources. One result of which has been that I have completely lost the Standard Toolbar from the VB IDE. By completely lost I mean just that. It doesn't seem to have been toggled, It doesn't even appear in the View->toolbar menu!  Heeelllppp!!

.. Alan
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by:TimCottee
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Hi ADSaunders,

You should get it back if you right click the toolbar area, choose customise and then reset each of the toolbars listed.

Tim Cottee
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http://www.brainbench.com
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by:ADSaunders
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Sorry Tim, No joy there.. As I said, It doesn't appear on the toolbars list. (even to reset)

.. Alan
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by:p_sie
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If it is not in View-->Toolbars, then maybe it is easy just to re-install VB, cause you can't work normally without the standard toolbar.
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by:ADSaunders
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Well, it's a good job the addin also provided the source code!
The addin is mkcVBHelper from planet source code. It keeps a list in the registry of the menus it has disabled, from which somehow the standard menu was missing. (probably someting I'd done trying to retrieve the situation). I added the standard menu, and toggled fullscreen mode. Lo and behold, my standard menu reappeared!
It seems that if a menu is disabled through VB code, it can only be enabled again through VB code.
Thanks to those who tried to help.
After this hiccough, I will continue assessing the usefulness (or otherwise) of this addin.

(I will post a request to have this Q PAQ'd if no-one objects)

Regards .. Alan
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Do you have menu?
Right click do you see anything?
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