As some of you might know, a new RC has just been released for VS2010 – it’s supposed to be much more stable and faster than the second beta. However, as of now, there’s no Silverlight 4 support, we’ll have to wait for a new release of the Silverlight assemblies. Which means those of you – including me – who use Visual Studio 2010 for Silverlight 4 development are stuck with the beta for now.
And the beta isn’t exactly crash-prone, especially in combination with Silverlight. However, there are a few things you can do to improve your experience. One of them comes down to disabling the Highlight References feature, which I just read about on the design-time writer’s block.
I would like to add another tip to that, which greatly reduced the number of crashes (not just on startup, but throughout development) for me: start up Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 without the splash screen, by using devenv.exe /nosplash.
Hope these few tips help some of you out!