Increase Development by increasing the speed of Visual Studio

Like Windows Vista, you can perform a number of changes to increase the performance of Visual Studio. 

  1. First make sure you have the latests Service Pack installed.
  2. Under Options, make sure Animation environment tools.
  3. If you don’t use the Navigation bar, then turn this off.
  4. Make sure Track changes of off.  In Options, Text Editor and uncheck Track Changes.
  5. Track Active Item in Solution Explorer, remove this, it can be found in Options, Projects and Solutions.  (Don’t do this for a VB application)
  6. Disable AutoToolboxPopulate, this is found in Options, Windows Forms Designer
  7. Disable the Startup screen by selecting Show Empty Environment
  8. When loading Visual Studio, disable the splash screen “devenv.exe /nosplash”