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abushne

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Slickedit hangs opening Visual Studio solution file
« on: September 30, 2020, 02:24:09 pm »
We have a largish (>200 projects) Visual studio .net solution file (VS 2019) that hangs slickedit when I go to open it.. I wait for a while (> 30 minutes) before end tasking Slickedit.   

I am not in a position to share the code as it is proprietary etc. but is there a way to collect some sort of logging data or something to see where the hang might be happening?  The solution in question is a mix of:

- C# Projects
- C++ Projects
- C++/CLI projects
- Wix toolset projects

thanks in advance.

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Re: Slickedit hangs opening Visual Studio solution file
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 09:00:57 pm »
I'd guess the problem is processing one of the project files. I'm thinking this is not a tagging problem but a problem with listing the files in one of your project files.

Make a copy of your solution file (solution.sln --> solution-debug.sln). In the debug solution, remove projects to figure out which one is causing a problem. It might be quicker to remove projects manually instead of in Visual Studio and then try opening the solution in SlickEdit.


abushne

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Re: Slickedit hangs opening Visual Studio solution file
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2020, 01:14:21 pm »
I had also submitted a problem report to support.  Upon investigation, I managed to figure out what is causing the hang and replicate in a small solution/Project I attached to this post..  But in summary, at least in my case, Slickedit will hang opening a solution file that has a Solution Folder that has the same name as one of it's Child Solution folders...  So for example, in the case I attached, opening the sln in Visual studio notice that you have a top level Solution folder named "MyApplication" when you expand it in Solution Explorer, you will see a child Solution folder also of the same name, expanding that you see the project etc.. Slick Edit does not handle this it seems.