Friday, March 29, 2013

VS 2012 on Windows 7

Microsoft is great in many things but the application/version handling is mediocre. I got really frustrated with the Visual Studio 2012 crashes everytime I opened a project:


Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
  Problem Signature 01: devenv.exe
  Problem Signature 02: 11.0.50727.1
  Problem Signature 03: 5011ecaa
  Problem Signature 04: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Progression.LanguageService.CSharp
  Problem Signature 05: 11.0.50727.1
  Problem Signature 06: 5011cc19
  Problem Signature 07: 131
  Problem Signature 08: 43
  Problem Signature 09: System.MissingFieldException
  OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
  Locale ID: 1033
  Additional Information 1: 0a9e
  Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
  Additional Information 3: 0a9e
  Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

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I read that this might be about different fields in assemblies that are not installed in proper order and was advised to install Visual Studio 2012 SP1 at the following location:


http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads#d-additional-software

yawn!
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It worked!! Things seem to be working normal now. Also, switch to the "Dark Theme" looks really cool!


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