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In Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, you rename a control by using the Properties window in the designer. When you do this, the operation takes a long time to finish.
This problem is most likely to occur if the following conditions are true:
The project is large and complex.
The control name appears frequently in the code.
This problem occurs because Visual Studio 2005 uses a process that is called the rename-refactor process to rename all the occurrences of the selected token throughout the whole project. When you rename a control in the designer, the rename-refactor process may take a long time to finish.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer 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 do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
Hotfix file information
This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.
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.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
After you apply this hotfix, you can turn off the rename-refactor process in Visual Studio 2005 to obtain better performance when you rename a control. However, you must manually rename the references to the control after you rename the control. You must do this because the references to the control are not automatically renamed by the rename-refactor process.
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