Here’s how to work around IDE freezes in VS Studio when switching between build configurations

After updating to the latest Visual Studio version (16.3., followed by 16.3.1), two of our solutions at work with custom Build configurations all of sudden began to hang when switching between them.

After a lot of project unloading, deleting our custom configurations back and forth, and project file modifications, we finally found a workaround to continue our work by browsing other/similar issues to ours in the VS feedback forums. The freeze of the solution is caused by a feature that is meant to fasten up solution loading: parallel project initialization.

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