Caught up with Bugs in My Favourite IDE ( Visual Studio 2010 )

Well , for the last few months i have been facing some serious issues in running Visual Studio 2010  as a result of some error messages / bugs .

Here are some of the messages / bugs that i was able to capture .For some of the problems i was able to find the fix/update from the Microsoft Connect website , but for others i am still hunting for one  .

1. Catastrophic failure

Puzzled , puzzled and Puzzled :( . Dont know why i got this error .

2. Insufficient available memory to meet the expected demands of an operation at this time , possible due to the virtual address space fragmentation .

I got this message when i frequently did a copy paste in the Visual Studio IDE . Lessons for the Developer , avoid too many copy paste of the code , no matter what IDE you use lolz .

If one of you are getting the same error , then here’s a fix from Microsoft site

3. Insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program

Again , the problem was because of the copy and paste that resulted in a different error :( .Here’s the fix from the Microsoft Connect

4. Object reference not set to an instance of the object

WOW , an interesting error message that occured when i clicked the Add Reference in the Solution Explorer. Got this error only once but was not able to reproduce the error again…

5. Exception of type ‘System.OutOfMemoryException’ was thrown .

6. Preparing Solution and “Unable to use SourceSafe LAN Service,performance of sourceSafe will not be optimal”

I frequently end up getting this message when starting the Visual Studio 2010 which states that the Sourcesafe LAN service performance will not be optimal …

The Preparing Solution along with the progressbar takes atleast 15-20 minutes to load the project , and the CPU usage shoots up to 100 % :(

7. Visual Studio 2010 Crash

Then atlast comes this , the Visual Studio 2010 terminates with this message .

The machine that i work with has 4GB RAM but still the slowness of running Visual Studio 2010 puzzles me a lot .I never faced any such problem when i worked with Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 .

And now i plan to do a fresh installation of the Visual Studio 2010 in a clean machine hoping to see that visual studio works perfectly ..

I hope to see the updates for the fixes for the Bugs in the Visual Studio 2010 from Microsoft Connect being routed through the Windows Update . but lets see what happens in future :)

Update : Well i forgot this , i also installed the Windows Automation API kit to speed up the Visual Studio 2010 .

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2 Responses

  1. For the Add Reference exception, do you have VS 2010 Productivity Power Tools installed with the “Searchable Add References” option enabled?

    If so, you can recreate your issue by right-clicking to Add a Reference, then when you get to the dialog and see “Refreshing References”, close the Add References window. You will get the exception when the asynchronous thread (in charge of refreshing and caching the references) completes.

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