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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.
Do you have older versions of VS installed in parallel? I sometimes had problems when I just updated VS 2019 and not VS2017 or VS2015 on dev. machines, mostly not with VS itself, but with installed extensions/plugins.