In regard to my previous post, Visual Studio 2008 Is Pretty Damn Slow, a couple engineers from Microsoft have contacted me to let me know that a hotfix has been made public which should address the performance issues I mentioned in that previous post.
The blog entry regarding this hotfix can be found here:
Downloadable Hotfix: Performance and Editor fixes for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008
More info from Scott Guthrie’s Blog:
VS 2008 Web Development Hot-Fix Roll-Up Available
More info from Rick Stahl’s Blog:
Visual Studio Hotfix for Slow Web Forms Editing and Input Focus Issues
And the hotfix itself, here:
Quote from the MSDN blog linked above (Downloadable Hotfix…):
Issues that are fixed:
We have fixed several bugs in this hotfix. All bug fixes are listed below.
HTML Source view performance
- Source editor freezes for a few seconds when typing in a page with a custom control that has more than two levels of sub-properties.
- “View Code” right-click context menu command takes a long time to appear with web application projects.
- Visual Studio has very slow behavior when opening large HTML documents.
- Visual Studio has responsiveness issues when working with big HTML files with certain markup.
- The Tab/Shift-Tab (Indent/Un-indent) operation is slow with large HTML selections.
Design view performance
- Slow typing in design view with certain page markup configurations.
- Quotes are not inserted after Class or CssClass attribute even when the option is enabled.
- Visual Studio crashes when ServiceReference element points back to the current web page.
Web Site build performance
Build is very slow when Bin folder contains large number of assemblies and .refresh files with web-site projects.