You connect to a Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 server in Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
You double-click a build in Build Explorer to try to open a build report in Visual Studio 2010.
In this scenario, a System.NullReferenceException exception occurs, and then Visual Studio 2010 crashes. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:
TF50316: The following name is not valid. Verify that the name does not exceed the maximum character limit, only contains valid characters, and is not a reserved name
Note This issue does not occur if you connect to a TFS 2008 server in Visual Studio 2010 or if you connect to a TFS 2010 server in Visual Studio 2010 SP1.
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:
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:
To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.
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.
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.
For all supported versions of Visual Studio 2010
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.