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FIX: You may experience performance issues when you use solutions that contain large Visual Basic projects in Visual Studio 2005
Article ID: 917452 - View products that this article applies to.
When you develop a Microsoft Visual Basic solution that contains large projects in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, you may experience the following performance issues in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE:
This problem occurs because of performance issues in the Visual Basic 2005 compiler.
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 Web site:
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 Web site:
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix replaces the hotfix that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 915038.
Registry informationImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To obtain more performance gain from this hotfix, add the OptimizePDB registry value. To do this, follow these steps:
File informationThe 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.
This hotfix includes two packages. One package is for Visual Studio 2005, and one package is for the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. Tell the Microsoft Support Professional the package that you want.
Visual Studio 2005 package
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The .NET Framework 2.0 package
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This performance hotfix has been merged with the hotfix that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 915038. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
915038For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915038/ )FIX: You may receive Visual Basic compiler error messages when you are developing a Visual Basic 2005 project in Visual Studio 2005
824684This performance hotfix affects the following areas of Visual Basic 2005:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
To resolve this problem, install the MSXML 6.0 Parser that is included on the Visual Studio 2005 installation media.
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