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Visual Studio .Net 2003 SLLLLLOOOW

I've just started to "play" with .NET on our project and am finding the speed othe VS.NET IDE to be unbearable. Simple actions such as opening the Solution (tied to VSS), seem to take forever!

Am I doing something wrong? Any tips or pointers?

Thanks!

SharpCheese
Tuesday, May 27, 2003

What kind of machine are you running on?  I'm on an older Dell Laptop (P3-700/256mb) and it's still plenty fast enough...

GiorgioG
Tuesday, May 27, 2003

My workstation is a Pentium III 633mhz... the servers are faster. VSS is now running on a new Xeon server we got, and I'm not sure about the IIS server.

SharpCheese
Tuesday, May 27, 2003

If it's noticably slower than VS.NET 2K2, I'd say there's something wrong; VS.NET 2K3 should be faster than 2K2 in almost all cases. They're both significantly slower than VS6, but I'm not sure that VS2K3 on relatively current hardware is significantly slower than VS6 on what was relatively current hardware when it was launched. VS6 is certainly fast on my current work box (P3 1GHz/512 MB of RAM/Win2K; it was new when I took the job in 2001), but it could crawl on my work box at my previous job (back in 2000; PII 350/128 MB/NT4).

Dave Rothgery
Tuesday, May 27, 2003

It seemed to be more "network" related traffic when it refreshes from VSS, etc. Any process with VSS seems extremely lagged, sometimes to the point of even have application redraw issues (where the app becomes all white, etc) until it's completed it's operation.

SharpCheese
Tuesday, May 27, 2003

VSS integration has always been a real drag on performance. When I was unlucky enough to have to use VSS, I _always_ turned off integration, even back w/ VC++ 6.

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Close Dynamic Help and any other HTML-isms.  Don't use the default start page - start up to a blank IDE.  This should improve your startup time.

ODN
Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Oh, I also use external help. That might help as well.

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Wednesday, May 28, 2003

My VS Studio .NET 2003 is slightly faster (or maybe I'm slower) than my 2002.

Application Specialist
Thursday, May 29, 2003

Isn't VS 2K3 and VS.NET written in .NET?  I would've swore I heard that they were.  If they are a .NET application wouldn't it be one of those situations where initial load is slow due to compiling but subsequent operations are not slow?

Just curious!

Brian M. Schkerke
Tuesday, June 03, 2003

VS.NET is, for the most part, NOT written in .NET. It's the next generation of the Visual J++/Interdev IDE. That code was written in C++, so rather than throw it all out, MS stayed with C++ for the development.

Chris Tavares
Tuesday, June 03, 2003

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