Wednesday, 18 November 2009

No more short coffee breaks in VS2010

As some of you may know, when you invoke the Add References dialog in Visual Studio, you might as well go for a coffee break, because the .NET and COM references take f o r e v e r to load. It is especially annoying when all you want to do is add a reference to another project from the same solution!

Well in Visual Studio 2010 (Beta 2), this is no longer the case. Invoking the Add References dialog is super fast! The reasons being:

1) .NET and COM references are now loaded asynchronously in the background.
2) The default tab is the Projects tab (which is the one I go for most of the time)

Truth be told, I would happily upgrade to VS2010 just on this one feature. But I'd probably lose out on the coffee breaks :-)

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