Visual Studio 2005 SP1 and Visual Basic 2005 Command-line Compiler (VBC.exe) Hotfix Released!


Visual Studio 2005 SP1 is now available for download.  We’d like to thank everyone in the Visual Basic community for providing feedback on SP1 and helping us identify and address issues for this service pack.  In some areas, more than 50% of the bugs addressed were reported by customers through the MSDN Product Feedback Center.  Overall, SP1 offers customers improvements in responsiveness, stability and performance for Visual Basic 2005. 


This service pack rolls up all of the Visual Basic 2005 hotfixes we’ve made to date and provides you the best overall performance and stability when developing in Visual Basic 2005. 


We recommend VB developers install SP1.  You can get SP1 at:


Service Pack 1 Update to Visual Basic 2005 Command-line Compiler (Vbc.exe)


This hotfix provides the SP1 improvements for the Visual Basic 2005 command line compiler, (vbc.exe). 


After installing SP1, install this hotfix to development and deployed machines to get the SP1 fixes for vbc.exe if any of the following apply:

  • You are developing web sites with ASP.NET 2.0 in Visual Basic 2005

  • You are deploying ASP.NET 2.0 web sites written in Visual Basic 2005
  • You are building Visual Basic 2005 projects outside the IDE using VBC.exe  


Thanks for your contribution to Visual Studio 2005 SP1.  We welcome your feedback on this release.


Chris Mayo

Visual Basic Program Manager


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