Friday, July 13, 2007 3:55 PM
On Wednesday, after installing the Automatic Updates, I began to notice that a pretty complex form of mine started having controls that were improperly sized. I would resize them, save and reopen the form only to find that my settings had been again lost and the sizes of these controls were mysteriously larger again. The only common thing I found on each of these controls was that they did not have the default anchoring of "Left, Top", but rather would have something like "Left, Top, Right" or "Left, Top, Right, Bottom".
After struggling with this for a day, I decided to call in an incident ticket to MS. Before they could answer, I tried removing the Updates one by one to see if that made any difference. As soon as I uninstalled 928365, my project allowed me to resize the controls appropriately, and the settings would actually save.
More details on my form and VS environment: A standard form (not derived) with a tab control. Inside the tab control, any control or groupbox with anchoring set to more than the defaul of "Left, Top" would experience this resizing. I have no 3rd party controls and no add-ins installed in my Visual Studio 2005 environment. Using VB.NET.
I hope this information may be helpful to some. I also hope that MS will get a fix for this, as I am now having to avoid loading this update on my computer.
Thursday, September 08, 2011 8:14 PM
Did you ever find a solution to this problem?
I was also having this problem. It has now gotten worse where after closing and re-opening a solution and looking at the tab-pages, some controls are resizing themselves to odd sizes - others are moving themselves to bizarre locations (often negative number coordinates). After screwing up my tab-page contents, DEVENV.exe slowly starts eating CPU intil the IDE becomes almost non-responsive (clikc on a textbox and the properties dont show for a couple of minutes).
It is behaving almost as if there is a recursive loop that never comes out and then gets re-called from the partial class behind the form.