Fixed – Visual Studio 2012 getting crashed on attaching debugger


VS 2012 was repeatedly getting crashed when attaching debugger for debugging the plugins.

Tried out unsuccessfully so many things suggested over the internet, however the only thing that worked was installing the VS 2012 update 4

Hope it helps.

“Empty results generated: No binaries were instrumented. Make sure the tests ran, required binaries were loaded, had matching symbol files, and were not excluded through custom settings” issue in Code Coverage in Visual Studio 2012


I was getting the above message while analyzing the code coverage for a Unit Test case written for a Plugin using Microsoft Fakes.

Followed this article

And also deleted the .SUO file (hidden file in the root of the solution) and also restarted the Visual Studio. Re-running the code coverage worked properly this time.

Hope it helps.

.NET Framework missing from Visual Studio 2010 new project dialog box

To resolve this issue, download and install .NET Framework 3.5 sp1.

Or if it is Windows Server 2008 R2,  just enable the .NET Framework 3.5.1 Features using Server Manager or else you will get the following error

“You must use role management tool to install or configure Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5”


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