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VS2012 buggy to the point where I consider giving it up

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  • Ok, I understand that one shouldn't complain about something freee, but I know that the paid edition of VS2012 isn't any better so I'm actually happy that I was spared the loss of 499$ for this piece of software.

    The editor is completely unusable. Every few minutes it freezes up the IDE, a few times even my Windows (7 with SP1). Intellisense is supposedly trying to update the browse information or so and boom, there it goes and my only way out is the taskmanager. I know it cant take hours to update the browse information for a tiny project like mine when Visual Silck edito does it in 5 seconds.

    I also know Microsoft will not fix this since there are tons of similar posts like this in the forum here from frustrated users with no answer.

    I was hoping to use the new C++ 11 features and was building my development strategy on this and now I am thoroughly screwed because it appears that VS 2012 is not suited for real development work, probably just another one of the Microsoft Pre-Beta-Released-As-Final-Product blunders.

    Since VS 6 I have been using Microsoft product. VS2008 was actually the last one that was actually useful. I skipped 2010 after trying it out and running into nothing but bugs hoping the next version would be good again, but right now it looks like MS is joining the ranks of countless software companies who can't live up to the level of their former successes.

    Sorry MS, but this version is not a product, it is GARBAGE

    And, yes, I have the latest video drivers :/

    Saturday, November 17, 2012 5:33 PM

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  • Hello Fritzeflink1,

    Welcome to MSDN forum, and thanks for your feedback for Visual Studio product.

    There has been other thread talking about the freezing up of IDE when using Visual Studio 2012(but not Express edition):http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/pl-PL/vssetup/thread/d761f64f-fac2-40cf-ac91-7561a2a76d07

    I think you can also try unchecking the Tools->Options->Environment->General->Use hardware graphics accelerate if available. This may work arround your issue.

    Furthermore, Visual C++ Compiler November 2012 CTP, published at Nov. 6th, contains a preview release of the Visual C++ compiler that adds some of C++11 features such as uniform initialization, initializer lists, variadic templates, function template default arguments, delegating constructors, explicit conversion operators and raw strings. A tour of these features is available on Channel 9 Core C++ episode 6: http://aka.ms/vc-ctp-tour. More details on this release are available on the Visual C++ Blog: http://aka.ms/vc-ctp-blog.

    If you want to submit bug of Visual Studio 2012 to Microsoft, here is the entrance. And we welcome you to give us more suggestions and ideas about Visual Studio in Visual Studio UserVoice site.

    Best Regards,


    Damon Zheng [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Monday, November 19, 2012 9:26 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hello Fritzeflink1,

    Welcome to MSDN forum, and thanks for your feedback for Visual Studio product.

    There has been other thread talking about the freezing up of IDE when using Visual Studio 2012(but not Express edition):http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/pl-PL/vssetup/thread/d761f64f-fac2-40cf-ac91-7561a2a76d07

    I think you can also try unchecking the Tools->Options->Environment->General->Use hardware graphics accelerate if available. This may work arround your issue.

    Furthermore, Visual C++ Compiler November 2012 CTP, published at Nov. 6th, contains a preview release of the Visual C++ compiler that adds some of C++11 features such as uniform initialization, initializer lists, variadic templates, function template default arguments, delegating constructors, explicit conversion operators and raw strings. A tour of these features is available on Channel 9 Core C++ episode 6: http://aka.ms/vc-ctp-tour. More details on this release are available on the Visual C++ Blog: http://aka.ms/vc-ctp-blog.

    If you want to submit bug of Visual Studio 2012 to Microsoft, here is the entrance. And we welcome you to give us more suggestions and ideas about Visual Studio in Visual Studio UserVoice site.

    Best Regards,


    Damon Zheng [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Monday, November 19, 2012 9:26 AM
    Moderator
  • Ok, I understand that one shouldn't complain about something freee, but I know that the paid edition of VS2012 isn't any better so I'm actually happy that I was spared the loss of 499$ for this piece of software.

    The editor is completely unusable. Every few minutes it freezes up the IDE, a few times even my Windows (7 with SP1). Intellisense is supposedly trying to update the browse information or so and boom, there it goes and my only way out is the taskmanager. I know it cant take hours to update the browse information for a tiny project like mine when Visual Silck edito does it in 5 seconds.

    I also know Microsoft will not fix this since there are tons of similar posts like this in the forum here from frustrated users with no answer.

    I was hoping to use the new C++ 11 features and was building my development strategy on this and now I am thoroughly screwed because it appears that VS 2012 is not suited for real development work, probably just another one of the Microsoft Pre-Beta-Released-As-Final-Product blunders.

    Since VS 6 I have been using Microsoft product. VS2008 was actually the last one that was actually useful. I skipped 2010 after trying it out and running into nothing but bugs hoping the next version would be good again, but right now it looks like MS is joining the ranks of countless software companies who can't live up to the level of their former successes.

    Sorry MS, but this version is not a product, it is GARBAGE

    And, yes, I have the latest video drivers :/


    My experience has been completely the opposite. However, the VS2012 is quite demanding in terms of resources and I'm wondering if your computer might be somewhat underpowered for the product. How much memory do you have installed?
    Monday, November 19, 2012 4:17 PM
  • I agree.  This version of Visual Studio feels like it was rushed out the door.  I am fighting the dev env constantly.   Just the other day syntax highlighting stopped working on key words.   Don't even get me started on the WPF designer.   Sadly, I am an MSDN subscriber, so I paid a lot of money for this POS.
    Monday, December 17, 2012 11:02 AM
  • I have a top of the line 8 core machine with 16 Gig of Ram. If that isn't enough, I guess I will need Skynet hardware. I tried the full version in the meantime and it is just as crappy. I had to give up remote debugging. After 10 years of using remote debugging I had to give it up, because MS isn't able to create a halfway decent piece of software anymore. VS 2008 was the last version that was halfway stable and if it wasnt for the new C++ 11 fetures, we would have stayed with version 2008 because we skipped VS2012 after testing it due to all its bugs. In the past the rule of thumb was that every other version of software MS produces is crap and should be skipped so we hoped that VS2012 would be halfway usable. But I guess ever since Gates left the company, even that last bit of quality left with him. I swear, if it wasn't for a deadline, I would try to crossdevelop from Linux. VS2012 is a catastrophe!

    Tuesday, December 25, 2012 1:28 AM