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can not rush in like that! first need business analyst to tell you what you need consultant for.
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
Not only that: I ensured my machine was plugged in, I checked my internet connection, and I also turned off the machine, waited 30 seconds, and turned it back on. I've essentially run the full suite of advanced help desk techniques. And still it crashes once a day!
Mine is 16.4.5 and in very rare cases WPF designer crashes, taking VS to the hell.
I wouldn't expect too much from VS team - they are mediocres hired for food. Developers at MS degraded for years, so be careful with every update.
I used to call developers bunnies. There were lots of them, they were young, and they needed to be shielded from various forms of BS. Eventually someone found it offensive, so that was the end of that.