Bug 51231 - Editing .axml files in VS 2015 freezes the IDE for a few seconds.
Summary: Editing .axml files in VS 2015 freezes the IDE for a few seconds.
Status: RESOLVED ANSWERED
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android Designer ()
Version: 4.2.0 (C8)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
URL:
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Reported: 2017-01-05 08:29 UTC by Jakub Holovsky
Modified: 2017-01-17 16:34 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Is this bug a regression?: ---
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VS Activity Log (4.18 KB, text/xml)
2017-01-05 08:29 UTC, Jakub Holovsky
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Description Jakub Holovsky 2017-01-05 08:29:02 UTC
Created attachment 19091 [details]
VS Activity Log

When I am editing .axml files in VS 2015 CE I get frequent freezes of the IDE. 

To reproduce:

1) Open .axml file.
2) Start editing a file (and save changes)
3) Observe that IDE gets frozen for a few seconds and then released again.
4) This states persists until I close all .axml files.
x!) this state doesn't happen until I start editing an .axml file.

I see this behaviour on two machines. I am not sure if this could be related to our project or to some other circumstances. But it makes basically editing .axml impossible so I use VS Code for it. I also have ReSharper installed (not sure if that might be a problem).

I am attaching my VS ActivityLog.xml

Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015
Version 14.0.25431.01 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.6.01586

Installed Version: Community

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015   00322-20000-00000-AA253
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015

Visual Basic 2015   00322-20000-00000-AA253
Microsoft Visual Basic 2015

Visual C# 2015   00322-20000-00000-AA253
Microsoft Visual C# 2015

Visual C++ 2015   00322-20000-00000-AA253
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015

Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU   00322-20000-00000-AA253
Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU

Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package   7.15.01215.1
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio

ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015.1   14.1.21111.0
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015.1

ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2012.2   4.1.41102.0
For additional information, visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=309563

ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2013   5.2.40314.0
For additional information, visit http://www.asp.net/

Azure App Service Tools v2.9.6   14.0.21111.0
Azure App Service Tools v2.9.6

Azure Data Lake Node   1.0
This package contains the Data Lake integration nodes for Server Explorer.

Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio   2.2.2100.0
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio

Command Bus, Event Stream and Async Manager   Merq
Provides ICommandBus, IEventStream and IAsyncManager MEF services for loosely coupled Visual Studio extension components communication and integration.

Common Azure Tools   1.8
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.

GitHub.VisualStudio   2.1.1.5
A Visual Studio Extension that brings the GitHub Flow into Visual Studio.

JavaScript Language Service   2.0
JavaScript Language Service

JavaScript Project System   2.0
JavaScript Project System

JetBrains ReSharper Ultimate 2016.3.1    Build 107.0.20161222.212756
JetBrains ReSharper Ultimate package for Microsoft Visual Studio. For more information about ReSharper Ultimate, visit http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper. Copyright © 2017 JetBrains, Inc.

Microsoft .NET Core Tools (Preview 2)   14.1.21111.0
Microsoft .NET Core Tools (Preview 2)

Microsoft Azure Hive Query Language Service   2.2.2100.0
Language service for Hive query

Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools   1.4
Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools

Microsoft Azure Tools   2.8
Microsoft Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 - v2.8.40211.2

Microsoft Azure Tools   2.9
Microsoft Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 - v2.9.41104.6

NuGet Package Manager   3.5.0
NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.

PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer   1.2
Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.

SQL Server Analysis Services   13.0.1701.8
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Designer 
Version 13.0.1701.8

SQL Server Data Tools   14.0.61021.0
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

SQL Server Integration Services   
Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services Designer
Version 13.0.1601.5

SQL Server Reporting Services   13.0.1701.8
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Designers 
Version 13.0.1701.8

ToolWindowHostedEditor   1.0
Hosting json editor into a tool window

TypeScript   1.8.36.0
TypeScript tools for Visual Studio

Visual Studio Tools for Unity   2.8.0.0
Visual Studio Tools for Unity

Xamarin   4.2.2.6 (27a9b40)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.Android   7.0.2.42 (501e63c)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

Xamarin.iOS   10.3.1.7 (8b53676)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.
Comment 1 Alan McGovern 2017-01-05 09:03:29 UTC
Does the issue go away if you use the latest version from the Alpha channel?
Comment 2 Jakub Holovsky 2017-01-09 10:19:49 UTC
@Alan I will try when the version is on a stable channel. However this has been happening for at least a half a year so I have high doubts this will be in the new version. (I actually can confirm that happens for XML files too - at least the ones that are related to drawables).
Comment 3 Alan McGovern 2017-01-17 16:34:00 UTC
In that case I'll close this bug for now. There were some patches in C9 which addressed some major performance issues which could have helped your situation.

If the performance issues remain with the latest C9 alpha builds (or stable builds whenever they reach stable), then please do re-open the bug and we'll look into it some more.

Thanks!