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FIX: The Visual Studio IDE quits unexpectedly with no warning message

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When you are editing code in the Code Editor, the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE may quit unexpectedly. When the IDE quits, you do not receive a warning message.
Typically, this problem occurs when you are editing code that is not syntactically correct. Under certain circumstances, the IDE enters a recursive state while trying to complete an incorrect statement.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it 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 Visual Studio service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site: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.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) 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   ---------------------------------------------------   13-Nov-2002  01:09  12.0.9739.0  888,898  Feacp.dll
Note You can use this workaround method if you do not use the statement completion feature in the IDE.

To work around this problem, disable the statement completion options. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click the Editor tab, and then disable the Statement Completion Options.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For additional information about the terminology that is used to describe Microsoft product updates, 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
IDE crash

Article ID: 810640 - Last Review: 12/08/2015 01:42:36 - Revision: 2.4

Microsoft Visual C++ 6.1, Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 5

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