I created a new VM and installed Visual studio 2005. To my horror, I could not found the Create GUID tool in Visual Studio.The Create GUID tool is often found under the Tools menu.
To fix this, I performed the following steps:
- Reset my IDE settings.
Select "Tools --> Import and Export Settings --> Reset All Settings" to restore the defaults. Woh, I could see the Create Guid in tool. But, it was disabled :-(
The actual file for generating GUID is guidgen.exe which would be located at “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\Tools”.
I realised that this file is missing as I didn’t installed Visual C++. I was trying to be smart :-)
- Downloaded the Guid generator setup from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=94551f58-484f-4a8c-bb39-adb270833afc&displaylang=en
- Extracted the contents and placed them into “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\Tools”.
- Hurray, I could see the Create GUID now in my tools