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CommandBarPopup on toolbars doesn't show arrow to indicate the dropdown
Carlos J. Quintero
5/28/2009 7:18:27 AM
User(s) can reproduce this bug
When a CommandBarPopup is created on a toolbar (rather than on a menu), it doesn't show an arrow to the right to denote that it is a dropdown control. Previous versions of VS showed this arrow.
Not showing it causes that the CommandBarPopup is confused with a CommandBarButton with text but without icon. Only when clicked, the user notices that the CommandBarPopup shows submenus while the CommandBarButton executes some action.
Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1
Windows XP Professional
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Steps to Reproduce
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Version 10.0.20506.1 Beta1
Microsoft .NET Framework Version 4.0
Installed Version: Enterprise
Create an add-in that adds a CommandBarPopup to the Standard toolbar (using CommandBar.Controls.Add(Type:=MsoControlType.msoControlPopup, ...) and add some CommandBarButtons to the CommandBarPopup commandbar.
Not arrow is shown to the right.
Arrow is shown to the right, as in the attached picture of VS 2008.
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on 6/2/2009 at 1:39 PM
Thank you for taking the time to send us feedback on Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1.
The issue you reported, that when a CommandBarPopup is created on a toolbar (rather than on a menu), it doesn't show an arrow to the right to denote that it is a dropdown control, has now been fixed. In the next release of VS 2010, the arrow should be shown to the right, as it was in VS 2008. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this causes in the meantime – I agree that it’s confusing for anyone using that control.
Suzanne Hansen, Program Manager, Visual Studio Platform Shell Team
on 5/31/2009 at 12:57 AM
Thanks for your feedback.
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