Visual Studio 2015 Community Version Crashes When Viewing HTML File


  • I have just installed Visual Studio 2015 Community and it crashes when you try to "View in Browser" even a very simple html file.  Is there a workaround because such a simple bug makes Visual Studio almost unusable.

    Many thanks in advance for your advice.

    • Edited by rjsargeant Thursday, November 12, 2015 2:38 PM
    Thursday, November 12, 2015 2:29 PM


  • Hi rjsargeant,

    Is this problem occurs with all html file?

    There are many reasons will cause Visual Studio crashes. Please try with following steps troubleshooting this problem.

    1. Run Visual Studio 2015 as Administrator.
    2. Run Visual Studio 2015 in safe mode with "Deven.exe /SafeMode" to prevents all third-party VSPackages from loading when Visual Studio starts, thus ensuring stable execution.
    3. Please close all other third-part software, such as antivirus software.
    4. Please check the ActiveLog.xml under the path of %AppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0. This file will log all operations when you operate Visual Studio.

    In addition, other communities also has this problem and post this problem to connect feedback it. It seems has been verified and will be fixed in next update. Please add comment in below feedback and waiting for Microsoft fix it.

    Best Regards,

    Monday, November 16, 2015 2:42 AM