VC++ 2005 Express: Weird Behaviour

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    VC++ 2005 Express: Weird Behaviour

    This only started happening recently, and I have no idea what's going on. I'll make changes to a form in the designer, compile and run, no problem. Then i'll go back and make more changes in the designer, compile, and it spits redefinition errors at me. For some reason, the designer is generating duplicated code. So far this has only happened to me while editing menu items and toolbar items.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks.

    EDIT: I should also mention that if I try and remove the redefined lines, the desinger gives me either a "C++ CodeDOM parser error" or a "Catastrophic error".
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    2005 is quite buggy, even in the standard release. It has a very bad habit of failing to re-compile changes to your code, duplicate definitions, non-grouped public, private, and protected members, memory leak detection errors, help system crashing or being extremely slow, IDE crashing, heap corruption, MFC class objects errors, auto-generated code errors, etc, etc.

    Plus I think the entire IDE leaks memory on shutdown because if I play a game after just opening the IDE and selecting a project, but NOT compiling it, it either stutters, hesitates, completely crashes or fails to start.

    I look for a service pack to be released soon.
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    Unfortunatly, I can't wait for the service pack, so iv'e come up with a work around for the designer issues.

    It seems like the designer only craps out if you add any of your own code to the generated file (even includes and namespaces). So what I do, is just create the main form in another project with the designer, create the event functions, and then copy it into the actual project and add my own code.

    With issues like this, there's no way i'm letting VS generate class templates for me too.
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