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FIX: Error message when you try to close the Visual Studio 2005 IDE: "Visual Studio cannot shut down because a modal dialog is open"

SYMPTOMS
When you use the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 IDE, a lockup condition may occur, and the IDE stops responding (hangs). Additionally, you cannot close the IDE, and you may receive the following error message:
Visual Studio cannot shut down because a modal dialog is open
CAUSE
This problem occurs because Visual Studio 2005 does not reset an internal flag. This flag indicates that Visual Studio 2005 is currently displaying a modal dialog box.
RESOLUTION

Hotfix information



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:

Prerequisites

You must have Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

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.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Msenv.dll8.0.50727.8799,128,96002-May-200716:30x86SP1
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information, 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
hang lock IDE Visual Studio 2005 reporting services xml schema designer
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Article ID: 936971 - Last Review: 10/08/2011 17:35:00 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers

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