Visual Studio 2008 IDE may crash while building a VC++ Project after modifying Linker properties

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Action



You create a VC++ project and, in the linker options of the Project Properties, you have accidentally included an extra period('.') in the

"Project Properties->Configuration Properties->Linker->Input->Additional Dependencies"

For example this may be something like :

kernel32.lib
user32.lib
gdi32.lib
winspool.lib
comdlg32.lib
advapi32.lib.
shell32.lib
ole32.lib
oleaut32.lib
uuid.lib
odbc32.lib
odbccp32.lib

Result



Visual Studio IDE may crash with an Access Violation.  You may get a "Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 has encountered a problem and needs to close." message.

In the Event Viewer, you may see the following Application error log:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: .NET Runtime 2.0 Error Reporting
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date:  7/29/2008
Time:  7:28:48 PM
User:  N/A
Computer: 
Description:
Faulting application devenv.exe, version 9.0.21022.8, stamp 47317b3d, faulting module vcprojectengine.dll, version 9.0.21022.8, stamp 47318038, debug? 0, fault address 0x0008c7c1.

Cause

The VC project engine doesn't properly handle the extra period when determining project dependencies the first time after the list is modified. We are currently investigating the issue.

Resolution



Remove the extra period('.') from

Project Properties->Configuration Properties->Linker->Input->Additional Dependencies.

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Article ID: 956322 - Last Review: July 29, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite
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