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Under certain conditions opening Web projects from remote sites may become very slow. We've seen quite a few 'hang' reports submitted via 'Send Information to Microsoft' feedback (aka Dr. Watson). The reason is that sometimes XML editor (which is used when you edit web.config) may begin walking remote Web site file structure looking for XML schema files. Over a slower link this process may take minutes and IDE will appear unresponsive. A hotfix is available here http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB958094
Under certain conditions opening Web projects from remote sites may become very slow. We've seen
The hotfix is only for x86? I am hitting this issue in x64. Also while the code page is up the actual KB article is not currently available.
ITS BEEN MONTHS, AND NO FIX. YET U BOAST ITS FIXED IN 2010.
I Will ship back 500 copies of VS2008 if its not fixed in next 2 weeks.
We will be releasing a Visual Studio 2008 hotfix for the issue you've referenced in the next couple of weeks.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or would like to be notified when this hotfix is published.
Program Manager, Visual Web Developer
amy.dullard at microsoft.com