Visual Studio 2017–“Waiting for parse to complete”

Posted by Blake on 5/24/2017


Visual Studio hangs while opening a solution with an XML file (such as a vsixmanifest) with the message that it's "Waiting on parse to complete".


This is reported to be a known issue with Visual Studio 2017 (

The short term work around is to go into your solutions directory and delete the ".suo" files. After doing so Visual Studio will open the solution fine.