FIX: An update is available that resolves crash issues for Visual Studio 2010 profiler


This article describes an update that resolves some crash issues for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 profiler in Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

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Issues that this hotfix resolves

Issue 1

When you try to open a .vsp file by using Visual Studio 2010, it may crash.


This issue occurs because of an unhandled System.NullReferenceException exception that occurs when you try to open the .vsp file.

Issue 2

When you run Visual Studio 2010 profiler for a Visual C++ application in Sampling mode, the profiler may crash.


This issue occurs because of an access violation exception that occurs in SamplingRuntime.dll.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, 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 website: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.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you install the hotfix if the affected files are not being used at the time of installation. We recommend that you close all Visual Studio 2010-related components before you install the hotfix.
File information


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

Article ID: 2770007 - Last Review: Feb 26, 2013 - Revision: 1

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