Visual Studio 2005 in Debug mode is much slower than vs 2003.
Try running in release mode (CRTL+F5) for evaluating performance.
Debugging VS 2005 (F5) eats up ressources: time is spent checking assertions, types, exceptions, call stacks threads monitoring, managed and unmanaged calls, memory assertions, attaching to debugged process, and more.
If you want performance, try CRTL+F5 (release) and let us know if you get better results.
Imported from legacy forums. Posted by Vince [Xceed] (had 388 views)