The Moment I HATE Visual Studio

No Comments June 4, 2009

For the Record, I really like Visual Studio. Most days I LOVE Visual Studio.

But there is one moment that I use Visual Studio that I cannot fully describe the visceral loathing-and-hatred I have for Visual Studio.

The situation appears when I have installed some software that has not merged its help content into Visual Studio help system.

God forbid that at that moment you accidentally hit the F1 key. In such a case Visual Studio hangs as it merges the new help content into its help system. No Cancel. No Pause. No Stop. No "I Didn't Mean To Do That." No Prompt--"would you like to merge blah blah blah. This could take a few minutes."

Instead you see THIS...

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There is nothing you can do to stop this short of a)  killing Visual Studio using task manager or b) go get a burger.

On my old machine this merge operation could take as many as 20 minutes.

ARG... Microsoft...please fix this stupidty.

Seth B Spearman


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