Category Archives: Visual Studio

Release|BNB error when trying to build

It’s been a while since my last post; I had several major lifestyle changes a few months back, not least starting a family, so my priorities have been elsewhere. Anyway, hopefully I can get the post frequency up a bit now. The other day I encountered an odd issue when trying to build a solution. […]

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Visual Studio solution files that refuse to open

I just came across an issue with Visual Studio 2010 solutions not opening directly from the filesystem. When you hover over the icon the tooltip indicates that the version is unrecognised and double clicking / pressing enter results in nothing happening – no error message, nothing. This is despite the fact that 2010 is the […]

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Dealing with UI issues in Visual Studio 2010

One of the “features” of Visual Studio 2010 is an overhauled UI, powered by WPF. Whilst this might make for some nice eye candy it’s also led to some incredibly frustrating display issues which I know I’m not alone in experiencing. I’ve been finding that the file I’m currently working on will randomly stop responding […]

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Visual Studio silently crashing

If you have an issue with Visual Studio 2008 crashing suddenly and without warning, try clearing your native image cache using the following commands at the VS command prompt: Worked for me when VS started crashing every time I opened a view after upgrading MVC 2 from RC2 to RTM.

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