Since I deal with a large VC++ of native-managed code I am glad to see Somasegar's list of VC++ performance enhancements in Visual studio 2008
· Editor responsiveness – Updating IntelliSense, displaying the QuickInfo tooltip and processing AutoComplete requests won’t degrade editor experience.
· Goto Definition improvements – Significant reduction in the time required to “Goto Definition”. One customer reported that a 2 minute delay dropped to 10-20 seconds.
· Load solution performance – Load time of large Visual C++ solutions is much better. Some customers are reporting speed ups of 25%-70%.
· File lookup in projects – Provides improvements to several scenarios such as adding files to projects, changing configurations, etc.
· Changing configuration options – Modifying options, such as adding an include directory or changing the active configuration, are much faster for large solutions.
· Reduced CPU consumption – We now process low-priority background items (such as IntelliSense population) using 20% less CPU time.
I have had to deal with slow IntelliSense and solution load times. All of these issues affect my daily use of VS. Its great that the VC++ is finally able to address them. Its even better to hear there will be a patch for VS 2005.