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Huge Performance Fix For the Visual Studio 2008 HTML Editor

Saturday, February 9, 2008

The HTML editor in VS2008 was killing me on pages using the fancier DevExpress controls. The editor would freeze after every keystroke. Responsiveness was so bad I started using a plain text editor to make changes to those pages.

Thankfully, a hotfix is now publically available. I tested an early version of the hotfix, and it made Visual Studio 2008 a happy place to work in again.

This wasn't a problem with the DevExpress controls, by the way. Their controls get better and better with each release. My recent favorite is the ASPxPivotGrid, which can slice and dice data from a relational database, or an OLAP database. Try the online demos for yourself.