We are not aware of this issue, so it might be caused by some project-specific configuration (e.g. mismatch between the project and the ESP-IDF version). Normally the ESP-IDF configuration entries are handled by the ESP-IDF itself, so VisualGDB should not change the related logic.
Does the issue happen for any newly created project, some newly created projects, or a specific project you are trying to import? If it is limited to a specific project, does the error also happen when building it from command line?