Visual Studio 2017
Visual Assist is not fully compatible with EditorConfig for C++ files. If you use EditorConfig in Visual Studio 2017 and the feature attempts to service a C++ file that Visual Assist opens, Visual Studio may enter a deadlock state. Example features in Visual Assist that open files, hence might instigate a deadlock, include Create Declaration, Create Definition, and Extract Method.
If you experience a deadlock, remove your EditorConfig files from the visibility of Visual Studio, refrain from using the offending feature in Visual Assist, or open all files the feature needs before invoking it.