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When you work with a Microsoft Visual Basic solution that contains many projects in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, you may experience the following performance issues in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE:
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
PrerequisitesYou must have Visual Studio 2005 installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Registry informationImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To obtain improved performance from this hotfix, add and then enable the
OptimizePDBregistry value. To do this, follow these steps:
File informationThe 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.
This hotfix includes two packages:
Visual Studio 2005 hotfix files
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The .NET Framework 2.0 hotfix file
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Note If you install this hotfix and you do not have the Msxml6.dll file installed on the computer, you may receive the following error message when you access an XML comment block:
To resolve this problem, install the MSXML 6.0 Parser that is included on the Visual Studio 2005 installation media.
Warning 1 XML documentation parse error: An invalid character was found in text content. XML comment will be ignored.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684This hotfix also includes the fixes that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/915038/ )FIX: You may receive Visual Basic compiler error messages when you are developing a Visual Basic 2005 project in Visual Studio 2005
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/917452/ )FIX: You may experience performance issues when you use solutions that contain large Visual Basic projects in Visual Studio 2005
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/920145/ )FIX: You may receive an error message when you consume an assembly that has an obfuscated generic type in Visual Studio 2005
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/919904/ )FIX: You may receive an error message when you try to build a Web project that references a .NET Compact Framework 2.0 assembly in Visual Basic 2005
Article ID: 920805 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 2.0