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Performance of Visual Basic 2008

Performance of Visual Basic 2008

January 8, 2008 8:59 pm3 comments

The VB team has released some compelling performance numbers for Visual Basic 2008.  A few dramatic ones:

 

VB 2005 (ms)

VB 2008 (ms)

Build a large multi-project solution (explicit build operation)

1,618,605

57,543

Responsiveness after opening a project

255,551

38,769

Responsiveness after adding a member to a class

327

36

Invoke Intellisense to see a list of types (first time)

1,192

530

Lots more data and some links at the VB team blog.

3 Comments

  • Your performance will be lousy once the msiexec.exe process begins to run mysteriously after installing Visual Studio 2008. It will even hog the CPU when you run Visual Studio 2005. I suspect it is trying to repair something related to the .NET Framework 2.0. Running Visual Studio in safe mode does not help.

  • I strongly disagree with the table.
    I have solution with more than 100 VB files. Build takes more than 3 minutes. After pressing enter at end of the line, Visual Studio is not responding for up to 30secs. I can’t work this way!

  • Rob Collett

    turn off ‘Generate XML documentation’ in your project options.
    Speeds up the ide greatly.