FIX: Evaluation of variables still occurs when you disable the "Allow property evaluation in variable windows" debugging option in Visual Studio .NET 2003

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In Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, when you disable the Allow property evaluation in variable windows debugging option and then you debug a project, the evaluation of variables still occurs in the Autos window, the Locals window, and the Watch window.

Note In rare circumstances, the evaluation of static class properties may cause Visual Studio .NET 2003 to stop responding (hang).
This problem occurs because of a bug in Visual Studio .NET 2003. Therefore, even when the Allow property evaluation in variable windows is disabled, the debugger still tries to evaluate variables.

Hotfix information

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.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name   -----------------------------------------------------   11-Mar-2004  22:06  7.10.4022.0  303,104  Cpde.dll            11-Mar-2004  23:03  7.10.4022.0  200,704  Csee.dll            11-Mar-2004  22:07  7.10.4022.0  688,128  Vsdebug.dll    
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Article ID: 837892 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 07:18:59 - Revision: 1.4

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