Version Check Causes VS2008 to crash on PC behind proxy


Exactly 5 minutes after starting Visual Studio 2008 with TytanNet 0.19 installed (this also happened in 0.18) on a PC that connects to the Internet through a proxy I receive the attached "Microsoft Visual Studio has encountered a problem and needs to close." message.
Tracing the exception leads me to believe this message is caused by an unhandled exception sourced around the Pretorianie.Tytan.Core.Helpers.VersionHelper.RemoteCodeplexVersionCompleted method with the Message="The remote name could not be resolved: 'www.codeplex.com'"
Call Stack, exception detail and screenshots attached in the .zip.

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Closed Mar 17, 2009 at 10:51 PM by FeydRauth
Hi Peter,

I am happy I could help you.
Issue is then understood as verified and closed.

  • Feyd


FeydRauth wrote Jan 6, 2009 at 8:05 PM


A short explanation:

Versions v0.17+ contain an auto-update feature. Once a week (5 mins after VS is launched) it tries to connect to one of the wiki-pages (here on codeplex), to read info about latest version and compare that value with the current add-in version. After that it shows a dialog to the user....

Hopefully that feature can be disabled ;-)
As a very quick patch I can suggest you adding following registry value (available only in v0.19 version):

@"SleepTimeBeforeUpdateCheck" = DWORD: 0x0

Since that no check will be performed and you won't see any crashes.

Meanwhile I will try to fix that inside the code, based on the call stack you provided.

Thanks a lot!
  • Feyd

FeydRauth wrote Jan 6, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Updated item details.
  • Feyd

wrote Jan 6, 2009 at 8:10 PM

FeydRauth wrote Mar 5, 2009 at 7:24 PM


Could you please remove the temporary patch and try the latest (v0.20) version if the same crash occures ? If it doesn't, please then close that issue.

  • Feyd

wrote Mar 5, 2009 at 7:30 PM

pmcgrattan wrote Mar 17, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Hi Feyd,

I removed the SleepTimeBeforeUpdateCheck registry value as requested, uninstalled v0.19 then did a fresh install of v0.20.

I have been using Visual Studio 2008 for more than 5 minutes and everything seems to be working fine with no crash.

Note that I don't have the option to close these issues myself on codeplex - but I'm happy for this issue to be closed.

Keep up the good work!



wrote Mar 17, 2009 at 10:51 PM

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