Make Solutions Load Faster
Larger solutions can take a long time to load. Make it faster, so I can get started on my work right away.
Improvements to solution load are now available for Beta testing with the VS11 Beta. Download VS11 Beta to try it out, and share your thoughts with us. For more details, see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/03/12/visual-studio-11-beta-performance-part-2.aspx
Changing branches is very annoying, also large solutions use tons of memory so I find I have to close that VS instance if opening another copy of VS. Then I'll have to reload it after closing the 2nd instance, huge time waster.
Jason K. Carter commented
This is incredibly frustrating in a Git-style branch-per-feature environment, where every branch change requires a solution/project reload. I'm using VS2013 with an 85k iops SSD, 16GB ram and overclocked i5 2500k. Windows 8.1 Pro with all updates installed. There doesn't appear to be a hardware performance bottleneck looking at Resource Monitor during a project load.
double click the solution file, go make a coffee in the meantime and it'll all be ready to rock'n'roll :-)
I tend to load a solution once ever few weeks. I'm all up for improving the load time but for my own use I can't justify voting for this over some of the other issues.