Like a million other .NET developers I rushed to download the Visual Studio 2010 release and installed it on my machine. I hope I’m the only one that finds it’s seriously broken when trying to work with a Windows Forms project.
All I have to do is the following…
1, Startup VS2010
2, File -> New -> Project ->
3, Select C# -> Windows Forms Project template
4, Press F5 to compile and run
And then wait forever because after compiling it never runs the application. It makes no difference if I select the .NET Framework 4.0 or 2.0 or any of the others. They fail all the same. It makes no difference if you run as administrator or indeed any other setting I can think of. It’s just plain broken.
I sometimes also get the following error…
Now I find it hard to believe that something so basic would be broken so I must assume it is the setup of my machine helping to expose the problem. I have Windows 7 Professional 64bit with VS2005, VS2008 and now VS2010 all working side by side. Is anyone else using a similar setup and finding it does or does not work with the above steps?