VS2008 Xaml designer crash in Parallels

I’ve been struggling the last couple of weeks with the Xaml designer crashing in Parallels.
Had to revert to VMWare, which I find a bit less user friendly than Parallels and slower.

Turns out, the problem was that I had enabled the experimental hardware accelerated DX9 thingy in Parallels. Turning this off gave me my life back. 🙂 Off to send an email to the Silverlight team to look away from the debug dump they got from me.

So if you’re in Parallels – don’t enable the option with the big fat warning sign on it. 🙂


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