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Visual Studio 2008 crashes and restarts everytime I try to add a database via the 'Data' tab

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  • Hi,
    The steps I am doing are; Data -> Add new datasource -> Select database -> Choose my database from the drop down menu -> choose my table objects from the database -> click Finish. Visio then crashes and restarts. Adding this database and their objects are essential for me to do this project. I am currently using VISTA home premium with visual studio 2008. Please can someone help?

    Sephora
    Monday, June 22, 2009 3:21 AM

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  • I do not think this question is best targetted at this forum, but I cannot find anything better, so I will try.

    What kind of database connection are you trying to add? Which provider are you using?

    Did you try adding a connection directly from Server Explorer?

    Did you already install Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2008?
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FBEE1648-7106-44A7-9649-6D9F6D58056E&displaylang=en


    GertD @ www.DBProj.com
    Monday, June 22, 2009 4:40 PM
  • I had the same problem.  Are you using Windows Vista?  On my Vista machine, it crashes and restarts just like you said.  On my XP Pro machine, it works fine.  SP1 doesn't fix the crash on Vista.
    Saturday, December 19, 2009 8:43 PM