To determine issues in the Visual Studio, please collect additional information. Enable logging with the steps below:

  1. Close Visual Studio first.
  2. Start Visual Studio (devenv.exe) with /Log parameter. You can press Start+R and then enter the command below for Visual Studio 2019 Enterprise. Change the path to devenv.exe depending on the actual Visual Studio version.

    Visual Studio 2022 Enterprise:

    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\2022\Enterprise\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" /Log

    Visual Studio 2019 Enterprise:

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Enterprise\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" /Log
  3. Replicate the issue and close Visual Studio
  4. The log file will be found in %AppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\, under a subdirectory (*). You can press Start+R and enter the path into the window.
  5. E-mail us your ActivityLog.xml file so we can try to find possible issues.

Note (*): The subdirectories with the version of your Visual Studio

  • 17.0_xxxxxxxx for Visual Studio 2022
  • 16.0_xxxxxxxx for Visual Studio 2019
  • 15.0 for Visual Studio 2017
  • 14.0 for Visual Studio 2015
  • 12.0 for Visual Studio 2013
  • 11.0 for Visual Studio 2012
  • 10.0 for Visual Studio 2010