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DBML Visualizer VERY Slow - solved!

3/29/2017 8:15:00 PM -- Ted Krapf

<p>Greetings fellow coders!<br /> <br /> </p> <p>I've had this super annoying recurring issue with Visual Studio (2010, 2013, not sure about 2017 yet as I haven't started using it on a daily basis yet), the DBML visualizer, and Windows 10 --- the DBML visualizer is just dog slow and frustrating to work with.<br /> <br /> </p> <p>After some snooping around and looking through task manager, I realized that tabtip.exe was interfering with Visual Studio's DBML editor.<br /> <br /> </p> <p>To test out my theory, I simply killed tabtip.exe from Task Manager. &nbsp;The second it was turned off, the DBML&nbsp;visualizer was buttery smooth again.<br /> <br /> </p> <p>tabtip.exe is the Windows Service for Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service. &nbsp;Since I don't use a touch screen or the handwriting service, I opted to just permanently disabled it. &nbsp;To do this, simply:<br /> <br /> </p> <ol> <li>Click: Start</li> <li>Type: services.msc</li> <li>Press: Enter</li> <li>Scroll down to:&nbsp;Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service</li> <li>Right Click: select Properties</li> <li>Change the Startup Type to: Disabled</li> <li>Click: OK</li> </ol> <br /> <p>Now your DBML visualizer in Visual Studio should remain fast and smooth!</p> <br /> <p>Happy coding!<br /> ~Ted</p>

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