Daniel Fisher (lennybacon.com)

SOA, DATA & THE WEB

Ultimate Guide to speed up Visual Studio

I believe that better tools lead to better results. That’s why I care about my tools performance a lot!

On Saturday at the ICE-Lingen I talked to Peter Kirchner and Kay Giza on how to speed up Visual Studio by configuring you Anti-Virus software.

But there are lots of things you can do. So I decided to share the tweaks on environment:

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Disable “Animate environment tools”…

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Disable “Track Changes”…

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Disable “Cider” – the WPF designer in VS 2008 …

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Disable the WPF designer in VS 2010…

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Disable “Track Active Item in Solution Explorer”…

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Start with empty environment/disable start page…

 

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Disable “Enable rich client visual experience”…

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Enable “Only build startup projects and dependencies on Run”…

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Disable intellitrace…

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Force Visual Studio to Garbage Collect…

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Exclude the GAC and Visual Studio related directories from you virus scanner…

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Exclude the devenv.exe from your virus scanner…

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Ensure your projects directory is not indexed…


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Patch the devenv.exe to support 2+ GB memory…

 

 

And if you are not running Windows 7 yet: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981741

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