Visual Studio 2015 zeigt keine Icons an 3

Nach der Installation von Visual Studio 2015 werden komischerweise keine Icons der Action Buttons angezeigt, und zwar an diversen Stellen in Visual Studio.

Ein paar Beispiele:



Woran liegt das?

Als erstes habe ich mal kurz Visual Studio im Logging Modus gestartet mit dem Parameter, wie in dem folgenden Artikel beschrieben:

  • Devenv /log Path\NameOfLogFile

Im der resultierenden XML Datei mache ich mich dann auf die Suche nach einem „Verdächtigen“ und finde die folgende Zeilen:



Cannot find the requested resource: ‘Menus.ctmenu’.
Cannot find the requested resource: ‘VSMenus.ctmenu’.

Danach mal Google gefragt, ob der die Fehlermeldung kennt?

Folgender Eintrag auf MSDN beschreibt das Problem, kennt aber keine wirkliche Lösung dafür (Profil Löschen… echt?)

Wer kennt die Lösung des Problems und bringt mir meine ersehnten Icons zurück? 😉

3 thoughts on “Visual Studio 2015 zeigt keine Icons an

  1. Reply Andrew Aug 25,2015 19:22

    Hi Sandro,

    I’m so glad that your issue has been resolved! If you run into issues in the future I encourage you to file a Connect issue or use the VS Send-a-Smile/Frown feedback button (top-right corner smiley), as those end up creating a paper trail for the issue 🙂


  2. Reply Andrew Aug 24,2015 21:02

    Hi Sandro,

    The ctmenu entries showing up in the activity log most likely not the problem. Those are generally the result of poor/incorrect package menu item registration. Your problem is one we are looking into. Does the “Image Service” show up in your activity log? Did you see a package load failure message for the “Image Service”? There could also be an issue where the LOCALAPPDATA environment variable is missing. Does the registry key “HKCU\Volatile Environment\LOCALAPPDATA” exist and contain a value similar to “C:\Users\\AppData\Local”? You could also try launching VS as administrator to see if that helps.


    • Reply Sandro Aug 25,2015 11:37

      Hi Andrew

      First of all: Many thanks for contacting me and looking into this issue!

      Having a look in the Activity XML and searching for “Image Service”, i find the following two entries:


      Begin package load [Image Service Package]


      End package load [Image Service Package]

      So there’s no Package load failure since right after “Begin package load” there’s the Step “End Package load”.

      The registry Key “LOCALAPPDATA” did not exist, and I added it with the corresponding path on my Machine to the AppData Path, so to “C:\Users\MYUSERNAME\AppData\Local”.

      Now I tried to start Visual Studio 2015 again and… tataaa… it works! It even works starting as “non-administrator”.

      Best regards and thank you very much for your help on this issue!

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