Toolbox Configuration

11 Feb 20222 minutes to read

The Syncfusion Toolbox Installer utility incorporates the Syncfusion ASP.NET Web Forms components into the Visual Studio.NET toolbox.


Toolbox configuration support is not available in the Visual Studio Express Edition. However, you can manually configure the Syncfusion components in the Visual Studio Express Toolbox. To do so, see Manual Toolbox Configuration.

If the “Configure Syncfusion components in Visual Studio” checkbox is selected from the installer UI while installing the Syncfusion ASP.NET Web Forms installer, Syncfusion components will be automatically configured in the Visual Studio toolbox.

To add the Syncfusion ASP.NET Web Forms components via the Syncfusion Toolbox Installer, perform the following steps:

  1. To launch the Toolbox configuration utility, select one of the following options:

    Option 1:
    Open the Syncfusion Control Panel, click Add On and Utilities > Toolbox Installer.

    Add On and Utilities

    Option 2:
    Click Syncfusion menu and choose Essential Studio for ASP.NET Web Forms (EJ1) > Toolbox Configuration… in Visual Studio

    Toolbox Installer via Syncfusion menu


    From Visual Studio 2019, Syncfusion menu is available under Extensions in Visual Studio menu.

  2. Toolbox Installer will be opened.

    Toolbox Installer

    The following options are available in Toolbox Configuration:

    • Install VS2005 – Configures Framework 2.0 Syncfusion controls in VS 2005 toolbox.
    • Install VS2008 – Configures Framework 3.5 Syncfusion controls in VS 2008 toolbox.
    • Install VS2010 – Configures Framework 4.0 Syncfusion controls in VS 2010 toolbox.
    • Install VS2012 – Configures Framework 4.5 Syncfusion controls in VS 2012 toolbox.
    • Install VS2013 – Configures Framework 4.5.1 Syncfusion controls in VS 2013 toolbox.
    • Install VS2015 – Configures Framework 4.6 Syncfusion controls in VS 2015 toolbox.
    • Install VS2017 – Configures Framework 4.6 Syncfusion controls in VS 2017 toolbox.
    • Install VS2019 – Configures Framework 4.6 Syncfusion controls in VS 2019 toolbox.
    • Install VS2022 – Configures Framework 4.6 Syncfusion components in VS 2022 toolbox.


    You can also configure Syncfusion components from a lower version Framework assembly to higher version of Visual Studio.

  3. An Information message is displayed, indicating that Toolbox has been successfully configured. Click OK.

    Toolbox Installer


    • You must reset the toolbox, when the installed components are not reflected properly in the Toolbox. * This tool configures only the components that are located under {Installed Location}\Assemblies{Framework version}.