Adrian Grigore

Visual Studio 2008 randomly hangs when opening .aspx .ascx or .master files

In ASP.NET on January 29, 2010 at 15:12

Visual Studio 2008 has been running quite smoothly on my computer until this week. But then it started randomly hanging when opening an .aspx .ascx .master file. The problem even occurred when opening the file in isolation, instead of opening the file as part of a solution. Deactivating all add-ins did not help.

Fortunately It seems I just found the solution: After uninstalling the “Microsoft Visual Studio Web authoring Component”, the problem seems have to have disappeared. I’m not even sure what this component does, but it seems to be a relict from Visual Studio 2005 and so far I have not noticed any missing features since I uninstalled it.

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