Better error trapping around VS extensions
There are a number of hangs and crashes that can be attributed to poorly performing or untrapped exceptions in extensions. VS should better handle unresponsive extensions, rather than crashing itself.
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- The Visual Studio Team
Adding different extensions quite often results to Visual Studio to crash; e.g. VS2010 Productivity Tools. One good way would be to gracefully manage the exception and disable the extension dynamically. It prevents to Visual Studio to crash and restart again which is really a nuisance.