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After some severe frustration research, I was able to discover how to repro the crash in Visual Studio 2005 yesterday. It is actually quite simple to do. You need a new VB.NET project and two With statements, one nested within the other. That's it. Then you click on the second With object.

Here, I'll show you how!

Public Class Form1
Public Shared Sub Main()
Application.Run(New Form1)
End Sub

Public Sub New()
' This call is required by the Windows Form Designer.
InitializeComponent()
' Add any initialization after the InitializeComponent() call.
Dim p As New Person()
With p
' CRASHHERE: If you want to crash, take your mouse and
' click inside .StreetAddress.... BOOM!
.Street = "123 BOOM"
End With
End With
End Sub

Public Class Person
Get
End Get
End Property
End Class

Private _street As String
Public Property Street() As String
Get
Return _street
End Get
Set(ByVal value As String)
_street = value
End Set
End Property
End Class
End Class


There, that was easy, huh? (In case you're not seeing it, look for the CRASHHERE note.)

Kids, don't try this at home.

Chances are, it will work for you anyway. I just checked with one of my co-workers and it works just fine for him. Great.