FIX: The compile errors are not displayed in the Error List window when you use Edit and Continue when you debug a Visual C++ 2008 SP1-based project

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You debug a Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based project, and you reach a breakpoint. You edit in the source code, and then you continue to debug. In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
Edits were made which cannot be compiled.
However, the Error List window displays no errors.

Note This problem occurs only when you edit syntactically wrong code.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

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

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

You must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 with Service Pack 1 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

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
Vcproject.dll9.0.30729.40411,927,01610-Feb-200911:29x86

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, stop the debugging session, and then perform a regular recompile. The compiler errors will be displayed in the Error List window.

STATUS

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

Properties

Article ID: 963696 - Last Review: March 18, 2009 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
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