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Type: Bug
ID: 755294
Opened: 7/24/2012 8:35:37 AM
Access Restriction: Public
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The Solution Configuration combo box on the Standard toolbar in VS2012 is too short to distinguish our configurations.
We have configurations for Debug, Release, Unicode Debug and Unicode Release. When we've selected Unicode Debug for example, the combo box is too small and only "Unicode" is displayed. We can't determine if the currently selected configuration is Unicode Debug or Unicode Release.

Ideally, the combo box would be widened. Alternatively, showing the configuration in popup text when the mouse is hovered over the control would help.
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Posted by Mike Gledhill on 2/24/2014 at 1:32 AM
I lived with this issue for many years, before realising it's actually really easy to fix.

You just have to change the configuration toolbar's width in the Configuration dialog, as described here:

(Aren't screenshots useful...!!)
Posted by Microsoft on 10/11/2012 at 10:53 AM

Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately, at this stage in the product cycle we are unable to address this for the current release as we are only taking critical bug fixes. We have copied your suggestion to our product backlog and will bring it up during next version planning

Radhika Tadinada
Program Manager
Visual Studio Platform
Posted by Microsoft on 7/25/2012 at 12:00 AM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Microsoft Visual Studio Connect Support Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 7/24/2012 at 8:51 AM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)
Posted by Randall Arms on 7/24/2012 at 8:45 AM
Sorry, I see this is a duplicate of bug 746741 which includes a workaround.
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Posted by Randall Arms on 7/24/2012 at 8:48 AM
Tools > Customize... > Commands Tab
check the Toolbar radio button and select Standard in the combo box.
In the list of controls, select the Solution Configurations item the select the Modify Selection button.
Enter a new width for that control