Still in the topic of performance, I'll throw a little freebie. Visual Studio
seems to take an inordinate amount of time to open .aspx files for the first
time. I noticed that the status bar read "Initializing toolbox..." for a
long time. I'm mentioning .aspx but it really applies to any other webforms markup
like .ascx and .master as well.
Heck, I don't even have the toolbox loaded, docked, or hidden in
my IDE. I don't use the toolbox at all for web develoment. I'm more of
a source view kind of programmer. So why should I be penalized like that?
I shouldn't. Here's what I did to speed that up:
- Show the toolbox
- Right-click and select "Choose Items..."
- Uncheck every item that the namespace contains "Web" (I also
unchecked controls that I can't stand, like the database connections
and data sources.)
- Click OK to save that, close the toolbox again and enjoy your
precious stolen time again.
11-22-2008 5:33 PM