Improve the performance of Visual Studio
Visual Studio seems to be getting slower. Please focus on improving the performance and limiting the enormous load on the HDD
VS still get's the (Not responding) freezes for the most simple tasks.
Surely that has to be more important than fixing icons and project-templates.
Please do something about the responsiveness.
are you doing anything to fix problem regarding very slow designer?!
If I have a long form long 4000+, for example, any changes on page, either in Source mode, or Design mode, VS take ages to apply changes on page.
Outside on WWW are so many posts on this topic for VS2010, and also VS2008, that I was 110% you will fix this problem. But, I must admit I was very disappointed problem still continue in VS11.
I am a college student, I used visual studio 2008 and visual studio 2010. But visual studio 2010's launch speed is so slow, and it's a big different between from visual studio 2008. I hope that visual studio 2010 sp1 can launch faster.
An update on performance – First, thank you to all who provided the ideas and votes on the performance forum. We used that data to help prioritize the improvements in VS 2012, and as such, I’ve rolled the performance ideas into this main forum. You’ll see a performance tag which shows all the ideas from that forum.
This idea remains very highly voted, but has slipped outside the top 20 in terms of hot votes, meaning few people are still voting for it.
We’re going to leave it open for now, and monitor that count, as you can never truly be “finished” with performance. At some point, we’ll close the idea out and return your votes back to you. Of course, you are welcome to resubmit the idea at that time, to see if there is still energy around that as a top idea.
Again, thanks for your feedback and votes – it’s very helpful to our planning.
Doug Turnure – Visual Studio PM
Csaba Toth commented
There are solutions with more than 140 projects. Today TFS can handle them much better than VS2010 did (not to mention VS2008), but maybe there's still room for improvement.
Przemysław Karlikowski commented
We do not need super UI, animations, visual experience (reqiureing hardware graphics acceleration!!!) and all that stuff. It doesn't have to be beautiful - it should be simple, usable, fast and lightweight.
Alexsandro Pereira commented
I think this is a good idea, but when you are a SSD disk it's not exactly a problem but is super resource consumption.
Dave Novak commented
In fairness to the VS-2012 and the MS VS Team, recent product updates have significantly improved performance, especially with debugging. It's quite a significant improvement over earlier Betas and Release Candidates. Of course performance could always be better, but at this point I'd rather they invest in adding new features, such as the Record/Playback support found in VS-2010 (and most any other IDE for the past 20+ years). See http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2650757-bring-back-macros
David Rathbone commented
2013 and still no improvment but you got 4667 users cash that thinks it duff!
Phil Murray commented
Its the second most voted topic on the site for gods sake. I also expect nothing further will be done, just to match the top voted item.
Phil Murray commented
The performance of VS2012 (over 2010) is improved but is still not what I would call acceptable. This can not be closed. Do M$ not care what there loyal user base thinks are issues.
4600+ votes and counting.
Fabio von Hertell commented
Well, I think to really cope with this, a new feature would be great which visualizes the resource usage of different VS-modules and plugins over time so that one can identify bottlenecks and configure the IDE accordingly.
>This idea remains very highly voted, but has slipped outside the top 20 in terms of hot votes, meaning few people are still voting for it.
That is the worst excuse I ever heard.
A G commented
Completely ridiculous to have a xaml editor freeze. I'm not using a designer, I'm editing text!
Jason R commented
1. Create a new Silverlight Business Application
3. Open "Data Sources" window
WTF!?!?!! I'm NOT renewing MSDN subscriptions at our firm for the first time in 20 years.
Francois Aube commented
Can we disable Intellisense for real this time around ?
If performance is an issue for some, and the HD is the root factor, then would it be possible to create a x64 build of the IDE and just load more resources into memory?
The only reason "few people are still voting for it" is that they think 4000 votes is enough to get the point across.
Apparently it isn't.
David Rathbone commented
Have you fixed the speed in 2010,2012 or will it be in 2014
by then we all will have jumped to Google!
Shaun Tonstad commented
The designer performance is atrocious. I have a 3 Ghz machine and I have to routinely wait up to 30 seconds for a simple XAML page to load.
Victor Zakharov commented
2008 is like 10 times faster than 2010. I haven't had much development experience with 2012, but if it's same thing as 2010 - it needs to fixed ASAP. Make use of an SSD, 16GB of memory, i7 - whatever is installed on the development machine.
SSD + VS2012 helped alot here. Nice work MS.
VS performance is extremely important because it hurts productive when it is slow. I haven't test VS 2012, but heard that it is faster.
To get by, in VS 2010, I installed the PerfWatson Monitor so that at least I know I can shift my focus on other tasks. I also create more solutions with smaller number of projects, that way I have less chance to run low on memory.