Invalid type definition: Cannot set properties of null (setting 'name')

There is another issue opened for this exact problem, but I was admonished for replying to it and so in order to avoid further embarrassment and because the actions prescribed in the other ticket have not resolved my problem, have decided to  open a new ticket;

When I open the SDK_Connect_Extension I get the above error message; I have no idea why.  I used the toolchain manager to update both the sdk and the tool chain neither action of which affected the error.  A screenshot of my VSCODE is below: