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                                  • Visual Studio 2012 RC crashes after it starts the shell due to the CodeRush extensions. I have followed other links from this bug center to nightly builds that have not helped in any regard. If there is anything that I can put forward that would help this matter please let me know and I will upload it.

                                    I have attempted to uninstall CodeRush and all IDE tools by DevExpress to no avail. For whatever reason, VS 2012 (even though I have uninstalled and reinstalled it 5x) still thinks that DevExpress tools are installed.


                                    EDIT: I have installed daily build titled: IDETools-11.2.11.12156.exe without any resolve to this crashing issue.


                                    I just wanted VS 2012 to work with out without extensions, please help.


                                    Thank you,

                                    Ryan Keeter

                                • Hello Ryan,

                                  Generally speaking, you should not do anything special to uninstall our tools. Just do the following:

                                  1) Run the Installer in "Modify" mode.
                                  2) On the "Product Selection" installation page, expand the "IDETools" node and deactivate checkmarks near the "CodeRush", "DXCore" and "Refactor! Pro" items.
                                  3) Continue the installation to remove these products.

                                  However, it is very strange that installing a daily build did not help. We have received a number of reports that our tools cause VS 2012 RC to crash and installing this daily build fixes the problem in all cases. It looks as if the problem on your side has another nature. It would be a great help for us if you can attach one VS instance to another and provide us with a call stack of the crash, so that we can examine it. Please refer to the following report that contains instructions on how to capture it:

                                  ID: B140753, CR Crash: Event Name CLR20r3

                                • win7guru 09.13.2012

                                  Hey Vito,
                                  I have followed the instructions above, including trying to repair Visual Studio 2012 RTM (not RC). Here is my problem:
                                  1. Open Visual Studio project
                                  2. Create a class
                                  3. Hover over the class and wait for it to show the combobox (this used to allow the rename option).
                                  4. Click the combobox and VS 2012 crashes every time

                                  Is this a DevExpress issue or a VS 2012 issue?

                                • Hi Jon,

                                  In order not to mix several issues in a single ticket, I've created a new ticket on your behalf - Is this a DevExpress issue or a VS 2012 issue?. This will allows us to help you in a more efficient manner. We appreciate your feedback.

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                                Vito: As of this time I do not have an instance of VS on this computer (this is a traveling computer) and cannot perform the attach-to-process debugging step right now. However, even after completely uninstalling all of the DevExpress products I still get the same error. In the error log it reads as:


                                Could not load file or assembly 'DevExpress.Refactor.Shell, Version=11.2.10.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3f8e338797a7a380' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.


                                I have attached a screenshot of what is shown upon startup of VS2012.


                                Hopefully this will provide some insight (I am out of the country right now and this VS2012 happened to be released while I was gone, or else I would walk through the debugging process more thoroughly).


                                Thanks again,

                                Ryan Keeter

                                • Thank you for your response and for providing the screenshot.

                                  This seems to be an issue with our installer. For some reason, VS still tries to load our packages. I have reproduced this behavior locally, and we will examine what causes this problem.

                                  In the meantime, simply click the "No" button when this dialog appears. This should prevent our packages from being loaded.

                                • Are there any news about this???

                                • Hi Aristidis,

                                  We have solved this issue in one of the latest updates. I recommend you download and install the latest version (v12.1) and see if the issue goes away. But before that, I also recommend you completely remove the outdated product from your machine. Please follow the instructions from the following Knowledge Base article to learn more on how to achieve that. Please let us know your results.

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