10/14/2006

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 BETA

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8D702463-674B-4978-9E22-C989130F6553&displaylang=en#QuickInfoContainer



Did I say it's "BETA"? It is.

NOTE 1: Somasegar says this may be incompatible with Windows Vista.

NOTE 2: If you have the Web Application Project add-in installed, you must uninstall it first before applying the Service Pack. The pack includes the latest version of it, and will install it for you. See note number 4 for an issue where it "looks like" you've lost your Web Application Projects!

NOTE 3: As with many MS installations, this may sit near the end with "Time Remaining: 2 seconds" for up to 30 minutes or more. Just get over it and wait.

NOTE 4: There is an issue that WAP templates may not be installed correctly unless you run:

"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" /InstallVSTemplates

Without this you could run into one of the following: If you previously had WAP you will get errors adding new forms from templates. If you didn't previously have WAP you may not be able to create a new WAP because the project templates are not visible. The /InstallVSTemplates switch causes the IDE to unzip the template zip files under the ProjectTemplates and ItemTemplates directories to the corresponding ProjectTemplatesCache and ItemTemplatesCache directories. When you install SP1 it should put the new zip files on disk. However, the SP1 installer is failing to cause the IDE to unzip them. It is possible that there is more to this in that the zip files may not be properly uninstalled when you uninstall WAP and/or the SP1 installer is not installing the new zip files. (according to Tim McBride of MS)

TIP: If you temporarily disable the on-access scan feature of your anti-virus software during the installation, it can speed things up.

Approx 371MB

All in all, if you look at the fix list over at the Microsoft Connect site, they've covered a lot of stuff.

Here is the "Fix List", which has been requested in a comment. This comes from the Connect site, which is Passport login only, but the download itself is public; I have no answer why they did this:



Fixes included in the Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta Service Packs
As always, the goal of Service Packs is to increase the overall quality of the existing product features while maintaining a high level of compatibility with existing applications.

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta focuses on addressing product issues reported by customers since the release of Visual Studio 2005 and includes the following types of fixes:

The Hotfixes and General Distribution Release Updates released between Visual Studio 2005 Release to Market and the end of the Service Pack customer beta period.
Any fixes addressing security issues categorized by the Microsoft Security Response Center as "Critical", "Important" or "Moderate".
Fixes for product reliability and stability issues, including those reported by customers via the Product Feedback Center, and the crashes most frequently reported via Watson.
Fixes for the top customer and supportability issues as reported by Customer Support Services.
Fixes for common "eligible" functional issues reported by customers via the Product Feedback Center. "Eligible" functional issues are those that do not require breaking changes, architectural changes, or Design Change Request level feature work and that do not create unacceptable product quality risk and/or cost of implementation.
Hotfixes included in the Beta Service Packs:
Hotfix KB Article
Fix Description

KB898904
Update to the Web Project Conversion Wizard in Visual Studio 2005

KB909350
FIX: You receive LNK2001 and LNK1120 error messages when you use the Vcbuild.exe command-line tool to build a Visual C++ solution

KB910275
FIX: The customized color code marker that is actually added may differ from the customized color code marker that you try to add in Visual Studio 2005

KB910832
FIX: The IDE stops responding when you work with nested generic types in C# in Visual Studio 2005

KB911281
FIX: A native application takes a long time to start when you try to debug the application by using Visual Studio 2005

KB911884 KB Info Not Yet Available

KB912019
FIX: You may receive an error message when you rebuild a solution and try to view a Windows Form in Design view in Visual Studio 2005

KB912482
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KB912790
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KB913377
FIX: IntelliSense may stop working, and Visual Studio may crash, when you try to open a large Managed C++ project in Visual Studio 2005

KB913432
FIX: The IDE stops responding when you build a project that generates lots of text in the Output window in Visual Studio 2005

KB913940
An attributed ATL-based COM server unexpectedly exits in Visual Studio 2005

KB913951
FIX: The browser may stop responding when you scroll through a Visual J# 2005 Web page that contains a J# Browser Control

KB913996
FIX: Error message when you use the debugger in Visual Studio 2005 to debug an MFC class library application: "Managed Debugging Assistant 'Loader Lock' has detected a problem in ''"

KB915038
FIX: You may receive Visual Basic compiler error messages when you are developing a Visual Basic 2005 project in Visual Studio 2005

KB915110
FIX: Visual Studio 2005 may stop responding when you build a Web application project that is checked out of Visual SourceSafe

KB915312
KB Info Not Yet Available

KB915364
Update to support Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Projects

KB915418
FIX: An access violation may occur when you try to run a Visual C++ 2005 application that contains OMG CORBA IDL code

KB915423
FIX: Error message when you use certain code patterns that involve the IDisposable interface in the Visual Studio 2005 C++ compiler: "Fatal error C1001"

KB915781
FIX: You may receive an incorrect error message when you open a Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office document

KB916632
FIX: All the applications that use the C run-time library may not start after you install Visual Studio 2005 and then you uninstall Visual Studio 2005 without restarting the computer

KB916688
FIX: Error message when you try to use the Visual SourceSafe 2005 LAN booster service together with Visual Studio 2005 on a server that is running Windows 2000: "Unable to use SourceSafe LAN service"

KB916769
FIX: The Visual Studio 2005 IDE stops responding when you work with a large Visual C++ .NET solution in Visual Studio 2005

KB916812
FIX: The report does not print the first time that you click Print when you try to print the report from the Report Viewer control in Visual Studio 2005

KB917036
FIX: The Visual Studio 2005 IDE may corrupt the deployment files for a Web Setup Project and for a Setup Project

KB917141
FIX: The position of the Properties window may not be saved after you exit Visual Studio 2005 on a dual-monitor system

KB917147
FIX: The Cole Property Page object of a Visual C++ application may be deleted when the Bound Property Changed function is invoked, and Visual Studio 2005 may unexpectedly close (crash)

KB917291
FIX: Custom build steps may not run when you add the custom build steps to a Visual C++ 2005 Win32 static library project in Visual Studio 2005

KB917327
FIX: Japanese, Chinese, or Korean characters in resource files may be overwritten by question marks after you convert a Visual C 6.0-based project to Visual Studio 2005

KB917328
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KB917329
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KB917452
FIX: You may experience performance issues when you use solutions that contain large Visual Basic projects in Visual Studio 2005

KB917464
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KB917491
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KB917766
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KB918373
FIX: The Atls.pdb file and the Atlsd.pdb file contain incomplete debugging information when you debug an ATL-based C++ application in Visual Studio 2005

KB918454
KB Info Not Yet Available

KB918553
FIX: A floating-point exception may occur when an inline function in a C++ application returns an uninitialized floating-point variable in Visual Studio 2005

KB918559
FIX: You may experience slow performance and increased memory usage when you start the debugger for a Visual C++ project in Visual Studio 2005

KB918896
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KB918999
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KB919095
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KB919156
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KB919232
FIX: MS Project Work Item Publish Error

KB919280
How to rebuild the C++ STL library for Visual Studio 2005

KB919449
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KB919588
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KB919898
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KB919904
FIX: You may receive an error message when you try to build a Web project that references a .NET Compact Framework 2.0 assembly in Visual Basic 2005

KB920145
FIX: You may receive an error message when you consume an assembly that has an obfuscated generic type in Visual Studio 2005

KB920285
KB Info Not Yet Available

KB920770
FIX: You may receive a "Fatal error C1902" error message and a solution build may fail when you try to use the AT command or a scheduled task to automate a build of a C or C++ project in Visual Studio 2005

KB920805
FIX: You may experience slow performance when you work with a Visual Basic solution that contains many projects in Visual Studio 2005

KB920855
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KB921211
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KB921339
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KB921534
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KB921535
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KB922449
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KB922531
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KB922545
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KB922657
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KB922822
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KB922969
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KB922989
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KB923147
FIX: Visual Studio 2005 exits unexpectedly when you try to edit an existing Data Table object or add a new Data Table object to the dataset that you are editing

KB923328
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KB923434
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KB923436
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KB923573
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KB923672
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KB923782
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KB923842
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KB924124
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KB924162
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KB924525
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