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Visual Studio .NET stops responding when you try to access IntelliSense information for a strong-typed dataset

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In Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, if you have Microsoft IntelliSense turned on, you may experience the following behavior when you try to access IntelliSense information for a strong-typed dataset:
  • The IDE may stop responding.
  • The IDE may become unstable and may cause a 100 percent CPU usage condition.
This problem occurs on low resolution monitors if the namespace of the strong-typed dataset has a long name.
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 .NET 2003 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   ---------------------------------------------------------------   15-Dec-2003  07:08  7.10.3347.0  3,784,704  Msenv.dll   15-Dec-2003  07:19  7.10.3347.0    601,600  Vcproject.dll   15-Dec-2003  07:20  7.10.3347.0  1,835,008  Vcprojectengine.dll
To work around this problem, use one of the following methods:
  • Change the screen resolution to a higher value.
  • Disable the parameter information. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. On the Tools menu in Visual Studio .NET, click Options.
    2. In the Options dialog box, expand Text Editor, click C#, and then expand C# language.
    3. Under General, click to clear the Parameter Information check box, and then click OK.
    This option disables the parameter information for all functions. To view parameter information for other functions, click the Display Parameter Info based on the current language button on the Visual Studio .NET IDE toolbar.

    Note This option uses C# as the development language. Perform this action for your specific development language.
  • Use a shorter namespace name.
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

Article ID: 833772 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 05:49:28 - Revision: 2.6

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