Friday, March 27, 2009

Missing Create GUID Tool from Visual Studio 2005

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 :-)