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Posted on 2010-08-17
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Using visual studio 2008, I tried to open a form with the designer and it wouldn't open and triggered the error message ...There is no editor available for 'my project.vb
Make sure that the application for the file type (.vb) is installed.

The form opened OK yesterday!  

I can view the code for the form OK, and compile the project OK

Surfing the net suggest some solutions that have not work including re-installing visual studio

Any suggestions appreciated
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by:sedgwick
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try creating new vb.net project and add your form and designer using "Add Existing Item"
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by:Sarika30
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Check that your project name does not have special characters or wild characters. Try removing space in the project name also.
Check for any missing references also.
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by:caracho
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hi brainhere,

Backup your directory first!

If you do not manage too many projects:

You can recreate the solution (*.sln,) from scratch, then add each project.

If you do not have many references, consider recreate each vbproj.

When you change some file names, the IDE some times will not update all of them

If you want some deep underrstanding (and time): Project > Properties > General >Assembly Name;

Also (similar of what  Sarika30 said)

Be careful when you change object names. Once I had trouble when the soterd filenames were lower case and the file name was UpperCamelCase
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by:brianhere
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Problem resolved by reading link attached to a post that suggested the following...vs2008 command line and typing in the following command : devenv /resetskippkgs

I had tried this before without success, but it worked this time round.  Perhaps something I had tried subsequently to the first attempt allowed the resetskippkgs to work

Thanks Very Much
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