Enabling the GUI Editor in JUCE 6 trashes all my GUI controls

I am happy to cease using the deprecated GUI editor (it was very useful as a starting point) but I thought I would just raise this. As soon as I switched on the GUI editor my code that had been developed using the GUI editor in JUCE 5 I lost all the GUI controls, variables etc.

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I have exactly the same problem. We’re not proud of it, but we used the editor to build our (now huge) internal R&D plug-in. Knowing full well we’ll tackle that in a different way come our first commercial release I’d still very much like to use and compile my Juce 5 project intact.

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Also raised here:

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I just ran into the same issue. The whole project is messed up with syntax errors for missing controls all over the place. I think I stop for today.

Haven’t tried it myself yet, but missing controls sounds like maybe re-enabling using namespace juce via Projucer could help?
Just a shot in the dark

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This is good news! Quick question. I realize that the GUI editor support is here for backwards compatibility, but I notice that there is no longer an option to add a GUI component, I assume that was intentional to sort of nudge people to use other tools and not use the GUI component?

It’s there, it’s just moved - if you have the GUI editor enabled and right-click in the file explorer (like how you’d add a normal file) the option is there.

Hmmm, I’m not seeing it. Maybe I need to be on a different branch (currently on master)? I have the GUI editor enabled and nothing about a GUI component comes up when right-clicking inside the file tree.

Oh sorry, my mistake. It’s in the GUI Editor menu that becomes visible when you have enabled it.

There it is! Thank you!