Vista and Visual Studio 2005

I knew I was taking a slight risk installing Vista on my laptop, where I do quite a bit of my coding.  I’m having a big problem with the Chef solution in Vista – it compiles and runs just fine but in the Visual Studio IDE I cannot open the WinForm Designer for anything but the simple forms.  Scenarios I have that cause the designer to blow up:

  • System.Windows.Forms.Form derived form that references controls that reside in another, referenced assembly
  • UserControl that derives from another custom UserControl that resides in the same assembly, and which can be designed.

I wonder how long this is going to take to get fixed.  I don’t see this issue on their “known issues” list, maybe I should dig around and find out how to submit it.