VS 2005 SDE - Missing Tools in Solution Explorer


Last week I had an issue with my box and had to manually kill javaw.exe, it was taking up almost 200 megs of memory. Since then I no longer have the tabs in my VS Solution Explorer window to look at my Visual Paradigm documents.

Is there anything I can do aside from reinstalling the application?


Hi Bryan,

Thanks for your post. Please try to reset the layout perspective by selecting Tools > Manage Perspectives…, then select the existing perspective and click Reset. After that, restart Visual Studio and the panes should reappear again.
You can also refer to the following link for details:

If there are any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me again.

Best regards,
Lilian Wong