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Your project contains libraries that depend on other libraries. If you make minor changes to the project and then rebuild it, the rebuild process takes a long time and you experience performance problems.
Typically, this behavior occurs if you rebuild a complex project that contains libraries that depend on many other libraries.
The mechanism that links the libraries causes this problem. Suppose that executable file A depends on library B, and library B depends on library C and on library D. When you build the project, library B links to library C and to library D, and then executable file A links to library B.
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
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 -------------------------------------------------------------- 03-Apr-2003 15:18 7.0.9686.0 499,712 Vcproject.dll 03-Apr-2003 15:19 7.0.9686.0 1,056,768 Vcprojectengine.dll
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.
This hotfix changes the behavior that the "Cause" section describes. After you apply this hotfix, executable file A will link directly to library B, to library C, and to library D. This behavior significantly improves performance.
For more 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
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Professional Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Architect, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Developer, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Academic Edition