Key VB Hotfixes Available for Download

Key VB Hotfixes Available for Download

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We’ve heard from you that popular hotfixes should be a public download rather than requiring a call to support. 


Based your feedback, we’ve launched a pilot program that will allow you to download the most frequently requested Visual Basic 2005 hotfixes without having to contact Microsoft Developer Support.  For more information about this pilot and a list of hotfixes that are available for download please visit the pilot home page.


The following Visual Basic 2005 hotfixes are available for download:



Visual Basic


FIX: (VB Compiler Hotfixes are cumulative) 

  • You may receive Visual Basic compiler error messages when you are developing a Visual Basic 2005 project in Visual Studio 2005 (More Information)
  • You may experience performance issues when you use solutions that contain large Visual Basic projects in Visual Studio 2005 (More Information)
  • You may experience slow performance when you work with a Visual Basic solution that contains many projects in Visual Studio 2005 (More Information)


Visual Basic


FIX: The Visual Studio 2005 IDE may corrupt the deployment files for a Web Setup Project and for a Setup Project

More Information


Registration is required for download. 


Let us know what you think of the program and the current list of fixes available.  Your comments and feedback will help us shape this program.



Chris Mayo

Visual Basic Performance Program Manager

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  • Getting a hot fix has always been a bit of a painful experience. It involved calling MS calling support

  • Thanks Chris ... always a good news !!!

    Bye from Spain

  • Buenas, nuestros amigos de Visual Basic en Redmont o vaya uno a saber donde , se han dado cuenta que

  • Great, now how about VB6 hotfixes?

  • Will this test program be extended to localized versions of the Visual Studio IDE?

  • These Hotfixes where for english IDE only! :-(

  • thank-you.

    my product support expereince to get a hotfix has always been smooth and swift, but i've never really understood the need to talk to another person to get the hotfix.  especially now as more and more hotfixes uninstall clean..the risk of user stupidity damaging the local install is minimal.

  • I give up, I've spent the last 25 minutes trying to get these 2 files. Can anyone upload them somewhere simple, that doesnt require registration?

    When I try to download them in Firefox, all i can download is a .aspx file. When I use Opera I get a Page not found or no permission to view error after logging in, and the same thing happens when I use good old fashioned internet explorer.

  • All I get is a file named DownloadDetails.aspx when I try to download these 2 files.

  • Recently, Visual Studio released SP1 for the various Visual Studio 2005 SKUs. You can download the express

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