What is the #1 complaint that many people have about Visual Studio?...... Quick?..... If you said the 'Add Reference' dialog box you and I think alike. I have always hated the way that you add references to assemblies in the IDE. I have also always wondered WHY it would take 2-3 minutes some times simply to open the dialog (ok, I actually know why. It is because the ui is single threaded and has to scan the GAC and all COM assemblies prior to loading).
If you are like me and dream for a faster 'Add References' dialog box, then at least one feature in VS 2010 (yes I said feature because it makes my day/job faster).
In VS2010 they have made a few changes.
- Setup the dialog to launch on a separate thread, and yes you can cancel it.
- They default the dialog the Browse tab
- They only load the GAC/COM stuff on demand.
Ok, I know this post was not filled with 'content', but some things just have to be said. Now if they would only allow drag-n-droping of my assemblies from explorer into a project my day would even be better, maybe VS2012 :)
Till next time,
12-14-2009 6:45 PM