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This hotfix applies to Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer 2008 for the following products:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition Service Pack 1 (SP1)

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition SP1

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite SP1


Consider the following scenario:

  • You configure Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer to connect to a Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2005 server.

  • You create a test project in Visual Studio 2008.

  • You open the Test View ToolWindow in the test project.

In this scenario, Visual Studio 2008 crashes after the ToolWindow is displayed.

Note Once that Team Explorer is configured to connect to a TFS 2005 server, Visual Studio 2008 does not have to be connected to a TFS server for this issue to occur. For example, if you reopen Visual Studio 2008 without connecting a TFS server, Visual Studio 2008 still crashes in the scenario that is described earlier in this section.


Hotfix information

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 website: 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.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Visual Studio Team Explorer 2008 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you install the hotfix if the affected files are not being used. We recommend that you close all Visual Studio 2008-related components before you install the hotfix.

File information

The global 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.

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