FIX: The IDE may crash in the msvb7!CompilerPackage::StopBackgroundThread method in some scenarios when Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is installed


Symptoms


You have an ASP.NET Web Application project that is developed in Visual Basic. When you have Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed, the IDE may crash in the msvb7!CompilerPackage::StopBackgroundThread method. This crash may occur in the following scenarios:
  • You open the project in the IDE.
  • You add the project to Microsoft Visual SourceSafe.
  • The IntelliSense functionality is processing.

Resolution


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. 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.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

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: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

For more information about how to obtain Visual Studio 2008 SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
945140 Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 release notes and a list of fixed issues

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix. We recommend that you exit any instances of Visual Studio before you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

This hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following table. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Avvspkdh.dll9.0.30729.569731,56828-Jun-201115:03x86
Mcee.dll9.0.30729.5697363,84828-Jun-201115:03x86
Mpishim.exe9.0.30729.569722,86428-Jun-201115:03x86
Msvb7.dll9.0.30729.56974,086,60028-Jun-201115:03x86
Msvsmon.exe9.0.30729.56973,218,25628-Jun-201115:03x86

Status


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

More Information


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates