BUG: Visual Studio .NET may stop responding if a project contains lots of .aspx, .asmx, and .xsd files

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When you open a project in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 that contains lots of .aspx, .asmx, and .xsd files, Visual Studio .NET may appear to stop responding.
When you open a project in Visual Studio .NET that contains .aspx, .asmx, and .xsd files, and when the Web Service designer is opened, a processor-intensive call is made to open multiple datasets. Each dataset tries to resolve the schema name that is associated with the dataset. If lots of.aspx, .asmx, and .xsd files are in the project, the load time is increased for each file, and it may appear like Visual Studio .NET stops responding.
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      Siz   e    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------------   21-Jan-2004  21:28  7.10.4020.0  3,772,416  Microsoft_vsdesigner.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 834339 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 05:55:55 - Revision: 1.6

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