What’s This? No Intellisense for WPF’s Xaml View.

I swear that the Xaml view had intellisense at one point. What is going on? Well apparently there is a problem where the intellisense stops working after installing an SDK or MSDN. In my case I believe this occurred after installing the .NET 2.0 Framework SDK. Great news though, there is a fix thanks to Brett Kilty of Microsoft.

To fix this you need to set the Default string value to the path of your TextMgrP.dll for the key “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{73B7DC00-F498-4ABD-AB79-D07AFD52F395}\InProcServer32”.

Here are the steps I executed to fix this:
1) Opened regedit
2) Searched for ‘{73B7DC00-F498-4ABD-AB79-D07AFD52F395}’
3) Expanded the key and clicked InProcServer32
4) The Default string was empty so I set it to ‘C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSEnv\TextMgrP.dll’
5) Restarted Visual Studio
6) Smiled

btw – I’m running Visual Studio Professional 2008.

Link to Brett’s Post: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2840817&SiteID=1

It’s Official: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2892404&SiteID=1 

Thanks Brett!

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11 Comments on “What’s This? No Intellisense for WPF’s Xaml View.”

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  3. Gerhard Jaros Says:


    Smiled too after restarting VS 🙂

  4. Bunjeeb Says:

    Thanks a lot my friend, you are the man.

    i found the key in this path 🙂

  5. Dmitry Says:

    Thanks a lot!!!

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  7. Scrotus of Bork Says:

    Thanks – I was ready to start screaming at the keyboard…

  8. dan Says:

    After changing the registry setting and repairing it still wasn’t working. No intellisense for xaml and no design veiw. In the end I had to use this in the cmd

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe /resetskippkgs

    Not sure what it did but it worked.

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