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Visual Studio 2008 crashes

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#1 zyrolasting


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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:02 PM

I've been messing around with my C++ framework, searching for a better setup. I was beginning to implement a large namespace to encapsulate over 30+ headers. (Large project involving several custom resource types)
Soon after I began, VS started crashing instantaneously. As in, there is no error dialog, no queue to save... It just vanishes and I lose my work. The Event Viewer also reports no errors. It's as if I ordered the process to terminate, but naturally I didn't.

The reason I mentioned namespaces is that it's my first time ever using them (I know, I waited too long) and I don't know if I'm overloading Intellisense or something...
To support that, I removed all namespace related material and the crashes subsided. (As far as I know, it seems to crash whenever.) This is incredibly annoying, and I have no malware on here. I think things are pretty secure here.

Google yielded no fruit so... Anyone have any idea for this situation?

Edited by zyrolasting, 25 January 2009 - 10:13 PM.

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#2 groovicus


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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:27 PM

That is a new one on me. I can't answer the question, and I am pretty sure that nobody here will be able to. Let me check and see if there is somewhere to go to get help. There is no support forum of which I am aware, and direct support through Microsoft costs money, so let me see if I can find a different channel.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 03:42 PM

Delete the .NCB file from the root of the solution directory and try to rebuild. This file is intellisense's cache. If it's corrupted, it could lead to problems.

You may also want to run a "Clean All" in order to rule out any problems with incremental linking.

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