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.Net Framework 4.0 and VS2010 – things that I don’t like

There are many great improoves (e.g. TPL – see my post about Task Parallel Library)

Still, there are some disadvantages, I would like to list:

1. Help interface is uncomfortable, there is no possibility to search by Index like it was working in “chm” in VS2003-8

Update: after installing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) – help user interface become more user friendly and handy.
2. CLR debugger doesn’t working any more (SDK v2.0) – such behavior is very crucial for our clients and deployment process.

  • Native code debugger cause my VS2010 to stuck all the time.

3. GAC changes – why v2.0 and v4.0 assemblies are located in different locations?
a. Why simple copy/paste operation doesn’t working like its work today with c:\windows\assemblies directory.
b. Why we need to manage two different GAC’s?
Detailed info regarding GAC can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd727509.aspx

4. If we working in combined mode v4.0 and v2.0 why we need this strange section in App.Config?

<startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy =”true”>
<supportedRuntime version=”v4.0″ sku=”.NETFramework,Version=v4.0″/>

More annoying that if you forgot this configuration update the process simply rashes!
5. Resolving conflicts after GLV or after merge are not usable, in VS2008 its worked better

Do not take me wrong there are plenty wonderful and great things in Framework 4.0 and VS2010, but those few changes are making me fill not satisfied with the upgrade.

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