Workaround: Smart Tags in C# IDE do not work correctly in LINQ preview

In the LINQ preview (CTP May 2006), the Smart Tags functionality in the C# IDE does not work correctly. In particular, I miss the "Resolve" feature that puts in the necessary "using" statements automatically. But the good news is that it is easy to get this functionality back:

1. Start up RegEdit.exe

2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Packages\{A066E284-DCAB-11D2-B551-00C04F68D4DB}\SatelliteDLL


3. Edit the "Path" value and change it from "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC#\VCSPackages\1033\" to "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC#\VCSPackages\"


4. Then open a console window, go to the directory where your Visual Studio devenv.exe is located (e.g. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE) and run
 devenv /setup /resetuserdata /resetsettings
(be patient, this takes a while).



Comments (3)

  1. If you have installed the LINQ CTP, then you’ve probably had the unpleasant surprise of Smart Tags not…

  2. Je vous relais une info forte intéressante que j’avais posté sur mon ancien blog.

    Si vous avez installé…

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