We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Microsoft fixes Visual Basic 2005 compiler

Addresses major performance issues

Issues with use of Microsoft's VB (Visual Basic) 2005 compiler in large projects have prompted the company to release a QFE (Quick Fix Engineering) update to address major problems.

The compiler was released as part of Visual Studio 2005 last November.

"Despite the fact that we made what I still feel is a solid release, we've been clearly seeing some customers having problems with the performance of the VB 2005 compiler when used on large VB projects. In response to a number of problems that we've isolated, we've released a QFE that addresses many of the major problems people are having," said Paul Vick, a technical lead for Visual Basic at Microsoft, in his blog.

Microsoft has received feedback pertaining to slow performance of the Visual Basic 2005 IDE in situations such as large projects and projects with many errors, according to the blog.

"I'm sorry that these issues made it to production and degraded the performance of the IDE," said Microsoft's Chris Mayo, Visual Basic performance manager at the company, in a memo cited in Vick's blog. "The Visual Basic Performance team is working hard to address these issues via hotfixes and the upcoming Visual Basic 2005 SP1 while we work on engineering changes to make sure that issues such as these never make it into a shipping product in the future," Vick said.


IDG UK Sites

Windows 10 release date, price, features. The next version of Windows will run on everything:....

IDG UK Sites

Windows 9 and the death of the OS as a must-have product

IDG UK Sites

Video trends: 4K is here โ€“ HDR video, VR and 3D audio is coming

IDG UK Sites

How Windows 10 is even more like Mac OS X, and not just because it's another OS Ten