Thursday, 04 March, 2021

Fix Visual Studio 2019 Crash when Docking Dragging or Moving Windows

How to fix MSVC crashing whenever you move windows.

Frustratingly, Visual Studio started crashing towards the end of January 2021 when moving, dragging or docking windows, often breaking my concentration, losing me time and maybe some work.

The bug report "Unexpected Visual Studio 2019 crash when docking or splitting windows" can be read at https://developercommunity2.visualstudio.com/t/Unexpected-VS-crash-when-docking-or-spli/1323017 .

Fortunately Microsoft fixed the issue in Visual Studio Release version 16.8, found at  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/releases/2019/release-notes-v16.8 .

If you're having the same issue download and install the latest version. I downloaded and tested MSVC version 16.9 and can confirm it works. Bliss.