Visual Studio 2008 – Can I have my memory back?
I’ve had one project up—a web application sandbox that I use for answering MSFT Communities questions and prototyping code for various documentation projects I’m currently working on. I noticed this afternoon that my workstation has been DRAGGING along with only VS, Word, and Outlook open. Dropping an icon (128×128 png file) into my Word document was taking upward of 30 seconds. Ehh, that’s not right.
I usually suspect our anti-virus solution; it tears our system performance asunder (benchmarks before and after installation show that it drags the average system down 23%). Not this time.
While sitting minimized and idle, Visual Studio apparently decided it was hungry and consumed as much as it could without crashing the system. The solution that was open was a Web Application project and had 2 files. Heh, not the heaviest of apps.
The other interesting thing… notice the other devenv.exe running with only 257MB of memory? I only had one copy of VS running—where’s that one hiding at…
Anyone else notice Visual Studio 2008 running away with itself like this before?