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After you install certain Microsoft ASP.NET hotfixes, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 crashes when you try to access the Macro IDE. For a list of these hotfixes, see the "More information" section of this article.
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 .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3 or .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 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 ----------------------------------------------------- 06-Mar-2003 09:32 7.0.9674.0 352,256 Vsmacros.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Steps to reproduce the problem
Apply one of the following ASP.NET hotfixes:
326366 Fatal Execution Engine error when AppDomain unloads
327135 BeforeNavigate2 event of WebBrowser control does not fire
327256 FIX: Memory leak of permission objects in a managed heap
327132 FIX: PassportIdentity does not require secure PIN when security-enhanced authentication is requested
327523 Users can open Web pages without the correct NTFS permissions
327418 FIX: "Leaving Secure Connection" message when you use LinkButton in DataGrid and SSL
327795 FIX: Repeatedly retrieving remote performance counters may fail with status 1450
328369 FIX: PerformanceCounter class keeps remote registry handle open
318320 Error message when you submit .aspx page with SmartNav under SSL
328267 FIX: Aspnet_wp.exe is recycled because of a false deadlock
325699 COM Interop cannot properly deal with a disconnected stub
328534 FIX: "The XML File \\MyComputer\MyShare\Web.config Could Not Be Loaded" error message
329250 FIX: Stronger credentials for processModel, identity, and sessionState
329956 FIX: Requests are not removed from ASP.NET request table