Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Visual Studio 2010 Professional Crashes

Feature-wise Microsoft’s new Visual Studio 2010 is definitely a big step forward. I spare you the details. In addition a large number of extensions are available for adding features (and featurettes) that you think you can’t live without.

There is a danger, however: I have downloaded a few of them and I’m now in the mode of disabling all them except the ones I really need, e.g. the Subversion source control addin.

Why? In the last few days I have experienced on average probably two crashes per day. In one case the only thing that helped was rebooting the computer (ok, maybe I shouldn’t use Vista …) So far – admittedly including a large number of extensions – Visual Studio 2010 is by far more shaky and crash-prone than Visual Studio 2008. I don’t know why but this is a slight disappointment.

I’ll update this post once I have disabled or even removed all the bells and whistles that I don’t need to survive as coder. Let’s hope disabling/removing those extensions will make a a difference.


Manfred said...

In the meantime I've been contacted by a Microsoft software engineer who is interested in working with me to find out the root cause of the crashes I am experiencing. I'll post updates as there are results. For now I have disabled all of the non-essential extensions and haven't experienced any crashes since then.

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