I've run into a problem with RS that's been bugging me for many weeks. I'm not so much complaining about the startup time (which I can live with) but rather the problem where .Net freezes while loading projects. In the Task Manager .Net shows itself as not responding. This leaves me with no choice but to kill the process and then kill the dumprep process that it launches. What I have established is that if I disable the RS add-in I never get a problem loading any project. No freeze, no dumprep, just a reliable startup, everytime. Switching back to RS and I get the problem again initially but after killing and reloading the project a few times it starts to load them ok. It does this on some solutions, for example, I have one with 36 projects. It will also fail to load a simple console application containing just a few lines of code.
My question is, can I disable RS before opening the projects after I've done my initial bootup of my laptop?
My idea is that if I could do that I could load my projects which the IDE does not have a problem with. I can add RS to the add-in manager once the IDE has stabilised. That would help to remove some of the uncertainty of the will-it-or-wont-it load the project. If it's possible to disable the add-in outside of the IDE, I could maybe put whatever is needed into a batch file to make it easier to disable RS until I'm ready to use it.
Once in the IDE I have no problem with RS and generally it's not a problem again until I switch off at the end of the day. It's just the number of initial start-kill-retries that's making it a bit frustrating to get my projects loaded successfully.
I'm using the 4.1.928.1 build.