As you might have read, Microsoft has released SP1 for VS2003. With 2005 out, upgrading 2003 seems to be pointless, but not everyone ( read: my beloved employer ) is on 2005 yet. So SP1 it is. I installed it when it was available and I noticed some differences:
- Icons have changed ( cosmetics, irrelevant )
- File associations have changed ( no, my .txt files are not SQL files and should not be opened with VS. Who thought of that crap ? Minor annoyance )
- IDE behaviour loading solutions has changed. Double clicking a solution in windows explorer now loads it into an already opened IDE, closing the previously opened project without asking. Who thought of that ? Major annoyance. Breaking change, we won't install SP1 if this is the normal, unchangable behaviour with SP1.
At first, I thought it might be a configuration issue. But I found no option or setting to configure this behaviour in VS itself or as a registry key. Then I thought it might be a bug. But I found no solution, as a matter of fact I didn't even find someone with the same problem. I've been googling, reading all release notes, known issues and blogs about SP1 and I have combed the MS newsgroups, but I turned up nothing. Nobody but me ( and my colleagues ) even has that problem. Anyone got any pointers ? Did you install 2003-SP1 ? Any side effects, anything resembling my problems ?