There are some graphical problems, probably due to new Visual Studio’s WPF UI, when running shinny new Visual Studio 2010 beta under VMWare Workstation: things like menus disappearing, strange artifacts appearing, etc.
Luckily the solution to this is very simple:
- make sure the virtual machine is turned off
- open virtual machine settings, go to Hardware tab and select Display
- Turn off Accelerate 3D graphics (DirectX 9.0c) option and that’s it.
Picture quality might be a bit lower but at least everything will work. Btw I’ve installed Visual Studio 2010 in both Windows XP x86 and Windows 7 x64 virtual machines and it works just fine when graphics acceleration is turned off.
Update 9.12.2009: Workstation 7 supports WPF/Aero with hardware acceleration.