When you compile a large Microsoft Visual Basic solution in the Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2003 compiler, the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE crashes. Additionally, you see duplicate interface entries in the compiled binaries for projects in the solution.
This problem is caused by a bug in the Visual Basic .NET 2003 compiler.
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 Basic .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.
You must have Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2003 installed to apply this hotfix.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix Replacement Information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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 item in Control Panel.
Visual Studio .NET 2003 32-bit Hotfix
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
To work around this problem, use the Vbc.exe file to build each project in the Microsoft Visual Basic solution outside the IDE.
Stack Dump Information
You may receive the following stack dump information when the Visual Studio IDE crash occurs: