Why is Visual Studio 2005 so slow?
It is slow to load anything other than a small project. It is slow to quit; it can sometimes take minutes. It can be slow to open new files. The record macro feature used to be useful. It is now so slow to start up it's almost always quicker to do it manually!
More info would be helpful. How big are your solutions? What platform are you on. What 3rd party plugins are you running? What else is running on your pc?
3.2GHz P4 Hyperthreaded, 2GB RAM. Running Outlook, Perforce, IE7, directory browsers. Usually have 1-3 instances of VS running. It's much slower than VC6, say. It seems to take a long time to load projects and close down. I'm interested in if people know reasons why this happens, because of the way VS is written. Is it using .net internally and GC slows it down?
I just installed GSL and BLAS on Visual Studio 2010 successfully using this guide: However the matrix multiplications using cblas are ridicously slow. A friend on Linux had the same problem. Instead
I am using WebSite project in Visual Studio 2005. I don't see any AssemblyInfo.cs created for a WebSite project. Can I manually create AssemblyInfo.cs in a Properties folder there or is there any bett
I have seen that sometimes breakpoints cannot be enabled in Visual Studio, they appear as empty circles, with a warning sign when enabled. This icon change is all the information VS gives. Particularl
I'm using a jquery plugin which fixes the headers on a html table that I generate. Unfortunately the performance of the plugin is very slow and I've narrowed it down to the following code: var $tbl =
I find that quite often Visual Studio memory usage will average ~150-300 MB of RAM. As a developer who very often needs to run with multiple instances of Visual Studio open, are there any performance
Why isn't Visual Studio 2005 generating a serialization setting when I set the project setting Generate Serialization Assembly to On?
I would like Visual Studio to format my source code every time I save. I can do this in Eclipse. Can it be done in Visual Studio 2005?
We are getting very slow compile times, which can take upwards of 20+ minutes on dual core 2GHz, 2G Ram machines. A lot of this is due to the size of our solution which has grown to 70+ projects, as w
I am a newbie in working on VS IDE and have not much experience in how the different libraries and files are linked in it. I have to build a OpenCV project which was made in VS2005 by one of my collea
I am new to Visual Studio 2005 and am trying to get to grips with it. I am using it to compile and debug an application called AAM-library (which I didn't write) which uses OpenCV 1.0. I have compiled
I set up a bunch of filters in my project to help find files. But all my source code files actually just go in two folders, source/headers... the filters are just for Visual Studio organization but I
When i open a form in visual studio 2005 (c#) the designer automaticaly resize the form and move/resize controls without touching the designer at all. The source file is changed and when i close the d
I'm going to be working with a C++ library written in plain C++ (not .NET and without MFC). The library is available compiled using both Visual Studio 2005 / Intel Fortran 9.1 and VS 2008 / Intel Fort
I'm trying to compile a C++ program, written using Visual C++ 2005 and MFC, in MS VS 2010. Sadly I'm getting the following error during compilation: Error 2 error LNK2005: public: virtual __thiscall
We only have Visual Studio 2005. We're developing an application for Windows Mobile 6 and would like to use the .NET Compact Framework 3.5. However VS 2005 defaults to the 2.0 framework (for Windows M
I need to install a USB driver with an application, and I'm using a Visual Studio 2005 Setup Project to create the installer. The driver only needs to be installed sufficient enough so that when the U
Does anyone know what version of the Boost Library to use with Visual Studio 2005?
Does Visual Studio 2010 Beta support .NET 2.0 projects? What about opening SQL 2005 *.ndf files with the new IDE? (meaning mdf files included in the project like App_Data DBs in web applications etc.)
I downloaded the latest open source version of QT4-and its installed in c:\qt\2009.04. I've also downloaded the QT4 Visual Studio add-in 1.1.0. I want to set it up for both Visual Studio 2005 and Visu
In Visual Studio 2005, whenever I would view a file in the main editor, the Solution Explorer would find and highlight that file. Some time ago, this stopped working and the Solution Explorer would do
Whether I'm loading an existing .rc file or creating a new one, visual studio has this odd tendency to split tring tables apart. I haven't really figured out if there is a pattern to it, though I've n
When I try to save XML files such as XAML or ASPX or any other files that contains XML content, Visual Studio is stuck, this is very bad because I used to press Ctrl+S every ten letters a type! How ca
Is it possible to customize the syntax highlighting in Visual Studio 2005? Up to now, I found no way to do this. In eclipse for example, it's possible to setup custom highlighting.
Can Visual Studio 2005 Pro generate UML style class diagrams?
Can other version of Microsoft Visual Studio be opened with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 C#?
Whenever I save code while using Visual Studio 2005, an MS-DOS window fills the screen (very) briefly several times. I suspect it is something to do with IntelliSense. This has happened for several mo
Can you please tell me why this line of code gives error:- Object reference not set to instance of an object searchstr = IIf( Not searchstr Is Nothing AndAlso searchstr.Length > 0, searchstr.Re
Large templated projects are slow to compile, the STL being a main culprit of this it seems from empiric evidence. But, why is it slow to compile? I've optimized builds before by watching for header i
I'm trying to update my extension VSFileNav to make it work with VS2012 and make some improvements to it. It's supposed to list all the files in a Visual Studio solution, but I'd like to extend this t
We have a large ASP.NET application that has been built over the last decade and is now running in .NET 4.0. Recently, we upgraded to Visual Studio 2012 Premium (from 2010 Premium). Our application c
Ok, this one is a bit bizarre. If I modify ANY property in the file or project properties dialog, Visual Studio 2005 crashes. Right-click file or project, select Properties, change anything => goes
We have some old C code here that's built with nmake. Is there an automated way to pull the Makefile into Visual Studio 2005 and create a project? Some searching on MSDN indicates VS6 could do this, b
How do I run Visual Studio 2008 projects in Visual Studio 2005?
My visual studio is acting very very slow lately. I have one solution with 22 projects and it never had a problem before. I have had this size of code of few months now and it was always fast and grea
I use mongodb 1.6.5 master/slave The performance of mongodb is not as I excepted, and I found many slow logs about auth. here it is: Mon Dec 5 18:46:31 [conn45072] query XXX.$cmd ntoreturn:1 command:
im with a problem. I'm trying to put my visual studio 2005 profissional with the jQuery doc I'm importing the core and doc files, but i still dont get the result i hope.. No intellisence at same...
I have converted my tool code from visual studio 2003 to visual studio 2005 and getting illegal cross threading exception at runtime while on another machine with the same configurations there is no e
I am writing a plug for Visual Studio 2005/2008. I want gain access the controls in the following picture: How do it ?
I've looked for some other articles on this problem and even tried some of the ideas in this thread; however, nothing has solved the issue yet. So, on to the issue. Something happens when working in V
This morning, when I tried to add a new ASPX page to my project, Visual Studio decided that I no longer needed any .CS files associated with it. Trying to add a web control produced same results: .asc
I have one OPC ( OLE for Process control ) server project which is developed into visual studio 2005. I want to run it in visual studio 2008. The coding for the OPC server project is done in VC++. I w
We got a homework assignment to create a Microsoft Word document using Visual Studio 2005 and C++. Could anyone explain how this could be done. I was trying to do it using VSTO, but I've had no luck.
It takes about 5 minutes to add a new project to a solution & roughly the same to add a class in Visual Studio. The time is mainly waiting on the dialogue window to open. I saw this solution for d
While editing HTML/ASPX/ASCX etc in visual studio 2005; whenever I select an html tag, visual studio highlights the entire tag in black and bold; the black I'm not so fussed about but the bold changes
I have a solution that is checked into our TFS source control repository, but when I open it in Visual Studio 2005 the padlock symbol that usually tells you it is under source control is missing. The
Lately I have been doing some performance analysis on instruments for an app. This is what I noticed: Namely the UIButton frame setting is very slow. To rule out the probability that it is caused b
I can't figure this one out. I can download a win32 binary of flex 2.5.4a from gnuwin32, but I'd like to build the latest version (2.5.35) using Visual Studio 2005. I suppose I could build in in cygwi
In the Call Stack window of visual studio, it reports: [Frames below may be incorrect and/or missing, no symbols loaded for IPCamera.ax] What does it mean by Frames, and why missing symbols may cause
I just installed Visual Studio 2008 TS and SQL Server 2005 Enterprise and I get a bunch on Office 2007 updates in Windows Update. I don't even have office installed. Should I: Just install the update