Getting past designer view errors in Windows Forms

Sometimes you can get a raft of error messages when trying to view the designer for a particular Windows form and/or user control. This can be frustrating as you may have already gone through and ensured that the errors are not correct.

One work-around (definitely not a fix) is to follow these steps.

  1. Clean  the solution.
  2. Close Visual Studio.
  3. Open the solution.
  4. Clean the solution again.
  5. Close Visual Studio.
  6. Open the solution.
  7. Build the solution.