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[QUICK HINT] Slow VS2010 debugging


Have you ever had a problem with slow Visual Studio 2010 debugging?

And I mean sooooooo slooooooooooooooooooooooooow… that it’s almost impossible to debug your code (every step through code takes couple of seconds at least).

If you haven’t had a chance to see that kind of VS2010 behavior then you must be a lucky man :). For the rest of unhappy ones here’s a hint:

– close your solution
– go to the solution folder, locate file with .SUO extension
– examine the file’s size and if it’s bigger than 400-500 kB then just remove it (or move it somewhere else)
– open the solution, the .SUO file will be recreated and it should be much smaller

I’m not saying that it’s an ultimate solution for VS2010 debugging slowness but it’s worth a try. Good luck 🙂


From → Debugging, Hints

  1. Anonymous permalink

    You are a genius! It was driving me mad! 🙂

  2. Amith permalink

    Thank god…it helped

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