Visual Studio .NET IDE hangs or disappears when you view C/C++ project

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The Visual Studio .NET integrated development environment (IDE) stops responding (hangs) or disappears when you rest the pointer over code in a C/C++ project.
When you rest the pointer over code, the Quick Info feature tries to parse the code to display tooltips about the construct that is under the pointer. The parsing code causes this problem.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
837234 List of bugs that are fixed in Visual Studio .NET 2002 Service Pack 1

Hotfix 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 tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version      Size       File name   -----------------------------------------------------   08-Apr-2003  22:04  13.0.9688.0  1,900,544  Feacp.dll   08-Apr-2003  22:02   7.0.9688.0  1,736,704  Vcpkg.dll
To work around this problem, disable the Quick Info feature for C/C++ projects. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. In the left pane, expand the Text Editor and the C/C++ nodes.
  3. Click Formatting, and then click to clear the Enable automatic Quick Info ToolTips check box.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Visual Studio .NET 2002 Service Pack 1.
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Article ID: 319945 - Last Review: 10/24/2013 11:04:01 - Revision: 3.1

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