Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 was always tetchy on my system. It was very grumpy with one particular solution I’m working on, less so with others. I was very happy to get the real release from MSDN’s download section when VS went live. I ran the B2 cleanup tool, installed the live release, and poof! Now I get a crash every time I exit Visual Studio, regardless of the project I’m working on.
That’s an annoying pain in the keester, but I could live with it. Today I just found a showstopper: I can’t open an aspx file in a project James created. VS crashes immediately no matter if I try opening the file in design or code view. I deleted the file from the project, added it anew, and am still having the same problem.
There have been lots of rants at various spots around the Internet complaining about Microsoft shipping VS2005 too early. I’ve been open minded to the situation, understanding that a company has to make tough choices about when to release huge, complex software systems. Maybe I’m a little less open minded now. Grumble.