Sunday, June 5, 2011

Visual Studio 2010 Code Editor Bug (Applies to C++ Code Editing)

Visual Studio 2010 Code Editor has stability issues in several platforms (mine is Windows 2008 Server SP2 - x86) as described here. In that description, the guy was having a slow response in IntelliSense.

Unfortunately for me, I was not only experiencing the lag, but also frequent crashes which was very irritating. The cause is a dependency on Windows Automation API.

The Bug Fix can be downloaded at Apparently, Visual Studio 2010 has dependency on Windows Automation API v3.0 which didn't ship with Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Vista and previous Microsoft OSes.

Hopefully, this helps poor souls out there who gets irritated during C++ development in VS2010.

Goodluck :-)