Toolbox Configuration

11 Feb 20224 minutes to read

The Syncfusion Toolbox Installer utility incorporates the Syncfusion WPF components into the Visual Studio .NET toolbox.


Toolbox configuration support is not available for the Visual Studio Express Edition. However, you can manually configure the Syncfusion controls into the Visual Studio Express Toolbox. To do so, refer the Manual Toolbox Configuration.

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

To add the Syncfusion WPF components via the Syncfusion Toolbox Installer, perform the following steps:

  1. To launch Toolbox configuration utility, follow either one of the options below:

    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 WPF > Toolbox Configuration… in Visual Studio

    Toolbox Installer via Syncfusion menu


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

    Toolbox Installer via Syncfusion 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 controls in VS 2022 toolbox.


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

  3. The successful configuration of Toolbox is indicated by an Information message. Click OK.

    Toolbox Installer


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

Configuring toolbox for WPF .NET 5.0 projects

From 2021 Volume 1,Syncfusion started providing toolbox support for the WPF .NET 5.0 framework in Visual Studio. After installing the Syncfusion WPF installer, Syncfusion controls will be automatically configured in the Visual Studio toolbox for WPF.NET 5.0 projects.


  • Syncfusion included this toolbox support for .NET 5.0 WPF platform from 2021 Volume 1 release version v19.1.0.54 only.
  • If the project was created with TargetFramework.NET Core 3.1 and then changed to.NET 5.0 after installing the WPF setup, you must restart Visual Studio to see the Syncfusion controls in the Visual Studio Toolbox.
  • Visual Studio 2019 16.7 Preview 2 and later is required.

Upgrading the Syncfusion WPF toolbox .NET 5.0 controls without installing the build

You can upgrade the Syncfusion WPF toolbox for .NET 5.0 control with NuGet packages downloaded from Download “Syncfusion.UI.WPF.NET” package from in your machine.

Use the following steps to add the Syncfusion WPF controls through Syncfusion NuGet packages:

step 1:

Extract “Syncfusion.UI.WPF.NET” package by using the below commands.

Open Command prompt from nuget.exe path and run the following commands

Command: {nuget.exe path} add “F:\Syncfusion\Syncfusion.UI.WPF.NET.{version}.nupkg” -Source “F:\Syncfusion\Expand” -expand

Example: F:\Syncfusion>nuget.exe add “F:\Syncfusion\Syncfusion.UI.WPF.NET.” -Source “F:\Syncfusion” -expand

Toolbox Installer

step 2:

Open “Syncfusion Toolbox for WPF.config” file from the following location.

Location: “C:\Program Files (x86)\NuGet\Config\Syncfusion Toolbox for WPF.config”

Toolbox Installer

Or you can create this file in the same location by using the XML format given below

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
          <add key="Syncfusion Toolbox Local NuGet Packages {version}" value="F:\Syncfusion" />

step 3:

Update extracted Syncfusion NuGet package path in value attribute.

Toolbox Installer

step 4:

Now restart the Visual Studio 2019 to get populate the latest Syncfusion controls in Toolbox.

Configuring toolbox for .NET Core 3.1 projects

The Syncfusion NuGet packages must be installed in the WPF .NET Core application before the Syncfusion toolbox can be configured. The corresponding NuGet packages Syncfusion components will be configured in Visual Studio toolbox after installing the Syncfusion NuGet packages in.NET Core application.

Please refer the documentation link, to learn more about how to use the Syncfusion components using the Syncfusion NuGet packages in .NET Core application.