FIX: Visual Studio 2010 IDE crashes and a “Stack Overflow” exception is thrown when you switch to design view on a webpage whose controls contains much content.

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You use the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 IDE to open an ASP.NET webpage.
  • The webpage contains either templated controls or controls that have editable regions. For example, the webpage contains some of the following controls:   
    • asp:FormView
    • asp:Panel
    • asp:Wizard
    • asp:WebpartZone
    • asp:GridView
    • asp:View 
  • The source markup for these controls contains much content. For example, the source markup for these controls contains hundreds of child controls.
  • You try to switch to Design View.
In this scenario, the IDE crashes and a “Stack Overflow” exception is thrown. Additionally, you may receive an event log entry that resembles the following:
Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Description:
Faulting application name: devenv.exe, version: 10.0.30319.1, time stamp: stamp 1 Faulting module name: fpeditax.dll, version: 10.0.30319.1, time stamp: stamp 2
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0002f307
Faulting process id: Process ID
Faulting application start time: Start Time
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\Packages\fpeditax.dll
Report Id: Report ID

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB2201993

Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
You can also download this hotfix from the following Microsoft website:
https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=30462

Prerequisites

You must have Visual Studio 2010 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you install the hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Fpacutl10.dll10.0.30319.3381,803,60020-Jul-201015:43x86
Fpcutl.dll10.0.30319.3384,521,80020-Jul-201015:43x86
Fpeditax.dll10.0.30319.33811,897,68020-Jul-201015:43x86
Htmlchkr.dll12.0.4518.1014752,46420-Jul-201015:43x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 2201993 - Last Review: August 30, 2010 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional
Keywords: 
kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbsurveynew kbexpertiseadvanced KB2201993

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