VS2010 crashes when using the Solution Navigator extension with C++/CLI project - by RicarDog

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ID 581268 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 1
Opened 7/29/2010 6:11:20 PM
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When I enable the Solution Navigator extension that is part of Productivity Power Tools version 10.0.10725.12 (http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/d0d33361-18e2-46c0-8ff2-4adea1e34fef) and load a solution with a C++/CLI project, Visual Studio 2010 crashes. Disabling Solution Navigator solves the problem. I have attached the memory dump generated by WER.
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Posted by Microsoft on 9/15/2010 at 1:53 PM
Thanks, the crash dumps were helpful. I've fixed the bug in our internal build, and the fix should be available in the next major release of the Productivity Power Tools (should be coming out in the next few weeks).

Matthew Johnson
Developer - Visual Studio Platform
Posted by RicarDog on 8/3/2010 at 1:21 AM

Wasn't the crash dump that I attached to the report useful at all? Anyway, I've followed your steps and uploaded the file FeedbackID-581268.rar successfully. The tool generated severals dumps: three of CPlusPlusEH, three of NET_CLR and one AccessViolation. I've sent the first dump generated of each type. Let me know if the others are needed.

Posted by Microsoft on 8/2/2010 at 1:29 AM
Thanks for reporting the issue.

In order to fix the issue, we must first reproduce the issue in our labs. We are unable to reproduce the issue with the steps you provided.

It may help if you provide us with a dump file

You can get the dump file with the following steps:

Note: Please zip the file and use "FeedbackID-581268" as prefix of the file name


1. Download the Debugging Tools from Windows from
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debugging/installx86.mspx and install. Assume that you copy it to

2. Open a command line prompt. Close all unnecessary applications.

3. Try to reproduce the problem.

4. Before VS IDE crashes , execute the following command at the command line prompt:

cscript C:\Debuggers\adplus.vbs -crash -FullOnFirst -pn devenv.exe –o C:\Dump

Dump file will be generated at “C:\Dump” and it usually takes several hundred MB. Make sure that you have sufficient disk space.

5. After VS IDE crash, please go to the folder “C:\Dump”. There can be multiple .DMP files. If their size are huge, please add the first .DMP file sorted by the timestamp (e.g. the first .DMP file captured) to a zip and upload it to the workspace:

Password is X5eRup%anJ

If we do not receive a response from you after 7-days , we will automatically close your issue. There is no obligation to respond -- at any time you may edit your issue via Connect and change the status to “Active.”

Thank you,
Microsoft Visual Studio Connect Support Team

Posted by Microsoft on 7/30/2010 at 5:07 PM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)