A couple of days ago when I was delivering a Report Design in Dynamics NAV 2009 training one of the students had a very strange problem. Being an experienced trainer I thought I had seen all possible bugs and ‘undocumented features’ of the Report Designer, but this one I had never seen before.
Well, very simply, when the student opened the Layout of a report in Visual Studio Report Designer, in the toolbox, there were no Report Items…
What you see here in this screenshot, was in fact not there, it was empty:
I then tried to reset it, using the right-click menu shown here:
But, nothing changed. Then I looked into the Options and Customize menu of Visual Studio, but could not find anything different or special. After a bit of searching I decided to de-install Visual Studio and Re-install it, but with no success. The problem still did not went away…
After a bit of searching on vatious fora and blogs I found a solution. In fact there a folder that you can find here: “%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\x.0” (were x represents the version: 7, 8 or 9) and in this folder there are several hidden files like these:
And it seems you have to
Report Items appear again