Windows – Visual Studio 2012 not repainting

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Visual Studio 2012 is not repainting the screen when an exception is raised:
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My normal environment looks like this:
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It doesn't seem to matter whether VS is set to use hardware acceleration or not, or to show the rich client experience or not.

I'm running on Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit; VS 2012 Update 2.

Graphics: NVIDIA GeoForce GT 220.


I selected Tools -> Import and Export Settings -> Reset all settings, and the problem was resolved.


The issue has returned.


I've since upgraded to Windows 8.1, and have not experienced the issue since.

Best Answer

Such issues are often caused by old graphic card drivers. Try to update them. If you still have issues, go into the VS2012 options and disable the hardware acceleration.

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