Visual Studio and the messages that irritate the living heck out of me

Oh boy, some messages that we get from Visual Studio are maddening.

Here I am trying to update a project to use the latest version of some third-party assemblies, and I get the following error in Visual Studio when I try to build the solution:

Hmm, that doesn’t give me much. Let’s try to double-click the message, and see if that helps… this is what I get:

Nope, that does not help at all. What document? What assembly? Give me something!!

But this next one is priceless:

hmmm… let me see… Visual Studio is Busy. Hmpf… really? No kidding… SO AM I!!!

But wait, there’s another one that even better. Sometime last year I was having some trouble with some queries in SQL Server, and decided to use the Tuning Advisor. I open Management Studio, click the “Tuning Advisor” button, and after a few seconds I get a message that says the following (I’ve printed it out at the time – I still have it here on my desk – but didn’t take a snapshot, so I’ll just type in the message here):


Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: c:\Progr…

– Attempt to initialize the CRT more than once.
This indicates a bug in your application.


How about that? It indicates an error in MY application? Really?? This one cracks me up every time I read it.  🙂

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