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.
I’m Will Buik, a Technical Product Manager on Visual Studio’s IDE team and I am back with an update. We have added an experimental feature to Visual Studio “15” Preview 5 that improves the time it takes to load Solutions. The feature is disabled by default, but you can turn it on through Tools→Options, “Projects and Solutions”→General→“Lightweight Solution load.”
We would love to hear your feedback about how lightweight Solution load works for you. If you are interested in participating in a quick user study to give us some feedback about the feature please fill out this brief survey: https://aka.ms/w2kt3j. We will reach out to you soon.
If you are interested in learning more about lightweight Solution load, check out the VS Blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2016/10/11/shorter-solution-load-time-in-visual-studio-15/
You can download Visual Studio “15” Preview 5 here – https://www.visualstudio.com/visual-studio-pre-release-downloads/
Thanks everyone, we look forward to your feedback.
I'm voting this down. The time that a normal developer spends on solution loads is very small. Normally, you just leave open all solutions that you need. At the end of the work day you put the PC to sleep so that it resumes the next day.
The team should spend their time elsewhere.
try vb6 its lighting fast... hahaha
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.