FIX: In the WPF Designer for Visual Studio 2008, IntelliSense for XAML may stop working after you install the Windows SDK or MSDN

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SYMPTOMS

In the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Designer for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, you can use Microsoft IntelliSense for Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML). However, IntelliSense for XAML may stop working after you install the Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) or Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). When this problem occurs, the (Default) registry value in one of the following registry keys is empty:
  • On an x86-based computer:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{73B7DC00-F498-4ABD-AB79-D07AFD52F395}\InProcServer32
  • On an x64-based computer:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{73B7DC00-F498-4ABD-AB79-D07AFD52F395}\InProcServer32

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the (Default) registry value in the
InProcServer32
registry key is reset incorrectly after you install Document Explorer.

RESOLUTION

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Textmgrp.dll9.0.21022.12876,80024-Jun- 200806:39x86

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Repair Visual Studio 2008

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

  1. Click Start
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    Start button
    , and then type appwiz.cpl in the Start Search box.
  2. In the Programs list, right-click appwiz.cpl, and then click Run as administrator.

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    User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.
  3. In the list of installed programs, locate Visual Studio 2008, and then click Change.
  4. Click Repair.

Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

  1. Click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. In the list of installed programs, locate Visual Studio 2008, and then click Change.
  3. Click Repair.

Method 2: Register the TextMgrP.dll file manually

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

  1. Click Start
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    Start button
    , and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
  2. In the Programs list, right-click cmd, and then click Run as administrator.

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    User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.
  3. At the command prompt, type the appropriate command, and then press ENTER:
    • On an x86-based computer, type the following command:
      regsvr32 "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\MSEnv\TextMgrP.dll"
    • On an x64-based computer, type the following command:
      regsvr32 "%CommonProgramFiles(X86)%\Microsoft Shared\MSEnv\TextMgrP.dll"

Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. At the command prompt, type the appropriate command, and then press ENTER:
    • On an x86-based computer, type the following command:
      regsvr32 "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\MSEnv\TextMgrP.dll"
    • On an x64-based computer, type the following command:
      regsvr32 "%CommonProgramFiles(X86)%\Microsoft Shared\MSEnv\TextMgrP.dll"

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 953196 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Load Agent
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
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