Bug 30901 - VS2013 often hangs during debugging
Summary: VS2013 often hangs during debugging
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Debugger ()
Version: 3.11 (C5)
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Joaquin Jares
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-06-08 08:37 UTC by Joris Vergeer
Modified: 2017-06-20 20:10 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Joris Vergeer 2015-06-08 08:37:35 UTC
Visual studio 2013 often hangs while debugging on an android device.

VS becomes unresponsive and every couple of minutes a baloon poppes up with:

|Microsoft Visual studio is Busy
|Microsoft Visual Studio is waiting for an internal
|operation to complete. If you regularly encounter this
|delay during normal usage, please report this problem to
Of course this only happens when using xamarin so I contact file this bugreport here.

To continue working I have to close VS in taskmanager and restart VS.

I know this is not a lot of information but if you tell me if there are some log files created and where i can find those I can upload these as well.
Comment 1 Danish Akhtar 2015-06-10 07:06:26 UTC
Hi Joris,

Could you please provide your xamarin builds info via->help->About VS->Copy info and ide logs via VS->help->Xamarin->Zip xamarin logs ?

Also provide your android device info.

Comment 2 vga 2016-12-27 15:16:52 UTC
In order to debug VS hangs we would need a dump with full heap, can you please provide that?
Comment 3 Pierce Boggan [MSFT] 2017-06-20 20:10:24 UTC
Thanks for filing this bug @Joris!

In order to address this issue, we will need a dump with a full heap, which can be done by following the instructions here:

Until that time, marking this as RESOLVED-INVALID.