Visual Studio 2010: Visual C++ Project Slow performance - by AJTaylor

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ID 708436 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 11/25/2011 2:32:20 AM
Access Restriction Public


I have a small-ish Visual C++ project (Approx 300 classes) and I am finding the performance of Visual Studio 2010 way below that of VS 2008.

Doing simple things like "Go to definition" "Go to declaration" take a number of seconds whereas in 2008 they were pretty much instant.

As for the "View Call Hierarchy" I am fed up of seeing the "Please wait..." dialog. Again performance in 2008 was a LOT better.

I want to take advantage of some of the new C++ features but seriously considering going back to VS 2008.

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Posted by Microsoft on 1/30/2012 at 11:26 AM
Hi AJ,

Thanks for the feedback. Based on the information you provided, we believe that this performance issue has been addressed in the next version of Visual Studio. A developer preview can be found here:

Jim Griesmer
Visual C++ Team
Posted by MS-Moderator10 [Feedback Moderator] on 12/11/2011 at 10:48 PM
Thank you for submitting feedback on Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework. Your issue has been routed to the appropriate VS development team for investigation. We will contact you if we require any additional information.
Posted by AJTaylor on 12/9/2011 at 2:17 AM
As requested I have uploaded the trace file

The file,, was uploaded successfully.

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Start Time : Fri, 09 Dec 2011 09:50:04 GMT
End Time : Fri,9 Dec 2011 10:16:32 UTC

Note: Performance is still as bad as ever.
Posted by MS-Moderator10 on 12/4/2011 at 9:49 PM
I am currently standing by for an update from you and would like to know how things are going on your end. If you could get back to me at your earliest convenience with information I request, we will be able to make headway towards a resolution. I look forward to hearing from you.
Posted by MS-Moderator10 on 11/27/2011 at 9:36 PM
Thank you for submitting feedback on Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework. As a performace issue, it may help if you provide us with:

1. You can run a DXDIAG and send us the output? (Type DXDiag in Vista/Win Search Box, Click Save All Information, and then e-mail the resulting dxdiag.txt file:

2. Gather some ETW traces around your scenario: In order to do this, please download the VS performance tool from: Please read the "Performance Diagnostics Tool - User Guide" document (a shortcut to it should appear on your desktop after install) on steps to generate a trace. Please note that when you uninstall the tool, the settings.ini file will not be removed as it contains your user settings. Once you collected traces, you can use the following workspace to upload the file:
Password: 58oVCW*+@Q02Q

Please zip the file and use "FeedbackID-708436" as prefix of the file name.


Thanks again for your efforts and we look forward to hearing from you.

Microsoft Visual Studio Connect Support Team
Posted by MS-Moderator01 on 11/25/2011 at 2:45 AM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(