Thursday, 18 May 2017

Visual Studio 2017 freezes / crashes when I open the toolbox

I recently installed VS 2017 on a new Win 10 machine, and I had a problem when trying to open the toolbox window - the whole IDE would just freeze and never recover.

This is a problem with the Xamarin extension that is yet to be fixed, apparently it is trying to warn us something about the Android SDK (that it might not be installed?), but instead it brings the whole thing to a halt. The quick fix is to disable the Xamarin extension - but I guess installing the Android SDK may fix it too.