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Pushpin on Toolbox causes Visual Studios to hang!!

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If I have a windows form (System.Windows.Forms.Form) open and I push the pin
on the toolbox to keep the docked window open, Visual Studios 2003 pegs the
processor and basically hangs my computer. I have to kill the program,
reboot the PC.

Anyone else run into this or something similar? I'm running Version 7.1.3088
of the development environment and 1.1.4322 SP1 of the framework. This
hang-up seems to happen regardless of the form that is open. The PC is
running other applications just fine and I can recreate this problem after
the reboot.

The workaround is to close all windows (code and designers) in Visual
Studios, push the pin on the toolbox and then open the form. I can then
toggle the pin/toolbox window setting without hanging for awhile...but then
the problem eventually reoccurs again.

Thanks,

-John
Nov 22 '05 #1
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This may sound an odd question John, but does it happen the same way when
you Start the IDE and use the IDE's start page >> Open Project as when you
just navigate to the SLN file and double-click on it to start up the
solution in the IDE?

On one of my machines the IDE tends to hang and lose references and
otherwise act strange if I just double-click on an SLN rather than starting
the IDE first and using it to point to my solutions.

Robert Smith
Kirkland, WA
www.smithvoice.com

"John Tenney" <jo**@psmfc.org> wrote in message
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If I have a windows form (System.Windows.Forms.Form) open and I push the
pin on the toolbox to keep the docked window open, Visual Studios 2003
pegs the processor and basically hangs my computer. I have to kill the
program, reboot the PC.

Anyone else run into this or something similar? I'm running Version
7.1.3088 of the development environment and 1.1.4322 SP1 of the framework.
This hang-up seems to happen regardless of the form that is open. The PC
is running other applications just fine and I can recreate this problem
after the reboot.

The workaround is to close all windows (code and designers) in Visual
Studios, push the pin on the toolbox and then open the form. I can then
toggle the pin/toolbox window setting without hanging for awhile...but
then the problem eventually reoccurs again.

Thanks,

-John

Nov 22 '05 #2

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btw: reinstalling VS will probably help both of us ... I just always seem
to be in the middle of a project that I'm paranoically afraid to hurt when I
think if it ;-)

smith
Nov 22 '05 #3

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Steve,

It doesn't matter if I open the project from a sln file or the start page. I
have a call into Microsoft support, we were able to recreate it, get a
process dump and they are going to get back with me and I'll post the
results sometime tomorrow.

Stay tuned...

-John

"smith" <rc********@smithvoiceTAKEOUT.com> wrote in message
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btw: reinstalling VS will probably help both of us ... I just always seem
to be in the middle of a project that I'm paranoically afraid to hurt when
I think if it ;-)

smith

Nov 22 '05 #4

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Roger Bucks sent me this email explaining this behavior:

I just had a similar problem to you regarding the pushpin on the toolbox
window lockup in VS Studio. There is another google groups thread that
sorted out the problem for me at:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...hang%26hl%3Den

Basically, if you have the server window on the same dock side as the
toolbox, pushing the pin causes the server window to lock the environment
up. Moving the server window away from the toobox dock seems to sort the
problem out.

Thanks,

Roger Bucks



"John Tenney" <jo**@psmfc.org> wrote in message
news:u7**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
If I have a windows form (System.Windows.Forms.Form) open and I push the
pin on the toolbox to keep the docked window open, Visual Studios 2003
pegs the processor and basically hangs my computer. I have to kill the
program, reboot the PC.

Anyone else run into this or something similar? I'm running Version
7.1.3088 of the development environment and 1.1.4322 SP1 of the framework.
This hang-up seems to happen regardless of the form that is open. The PC
is running other applications just fine and I can recreate this problem
after the reboot.

The workaround is to close all windows (code and designers) in Visual
Studios, push the pin on the toolbox and then open the form. I can then
toggle the pin/toolbox window setting without hanging for awhile...but
then the problem eventually reoccurs again.

Thanks,

-John

Nov 22 '05 #5

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Neat. Now that I know about it it will probably happen :)

Thanks for the update.

Robert Smith
Kirkland, WA
www.smithvoice.com
Nov 22 '05 #6

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