[VSIPISSUE] Context menus open in scrolling mode while there is place to show the whole menu - by Bert Huijben-TCG

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ID 532806 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 146
Opened 2/11/2010 2:52:59 AM
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Description

When I open the solution explorer context menu on a node that is about halfway on the screen and this menu can't be shown above the mouse curson and can't be shown below the mouse cursor the menu is shown as scrolling above the mouse cursor.

In previous versions (and betas if I remember correctly)  and normal Windows menus are shown alongside the mouse position: as large as possible to allow more items on screen at once.

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I would like you to reconsider fixing this issue for the RTM for VS2010.
This is a regression since the January LCTP, so there were changes this late in the release cycle for this point. 

This is a very serious usability issue for Visual Studio extensibility as many extensions make menus larger than the original size. And the scrolling (with half menu items) using only about 50% of the screen height makes no sense.
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Posted by Doug [MSFT] on 3/25/2011 at 11:17 AM
Resolved with hotfix http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=31857

Details in KB2345133.
Posted by Taz0 on 11/24/2010 at 10:50 AM
The hotfix posted (KB2345133) works very well, even without installing the WPF update (KB2413613). Most context menus no longer require scrolling. Thanks!
Posted by drjordi on 10/26/2010 at 5:31 AM
Visual Studio sucks!!!! I am a C++ on Unix developer for more than 5 years, but when I switch to VS everything is confuse and makes no sense at all. I hope nobody is enjoying this fuc... software, it is just for rednecks.
Posted by Microsoft on 10/15/2010 at 5:32 PM
Hello again.

We've published a hotfix for this issue available here:http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=31857

You will need to install a WPF update as well:https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=31777&wa=wsignin1.0

X86: NDP40-KB2413613-x86.exe
X64: NDP40-KB2413613-x64.exe

Thanks,

Matt Kaufman
Senior Program Manager, Visual Studio
Microsoft

X86:
Posted by A. Rogers on 10/14/2010 at 10:09 AM
We are in the process of "upgrading" to VS2010 and everyone in the office is grumbling about this. This "feature" is a usability nightmare!
Posted by Daniel Smith on 10/13/2010 at 1:37 AM
It was the 8 month anniversary for this bug a few days ago. It's also been 2 months since we last heard anything. Any update for us? Why is it taking soooo long to fix a simple context menu?
Posted by gideonisrael on 10/9/2010 at 4:48 AM
slows me down like crazy! =S Especially when one is programming at 3am with a lot of coffee!! Please fix it!
Posted by kid_kaneda on 10/4/2010 at 4:13 AM
Please can we have a hot fix for this. A hotfix for VS2010 has been released for the find window resize problem which is mildly inconvenient and yet this problem which is infinitely more annoying goes un-fixed. What gives?
Posted by Andy Yong on 9/13/2010 at 6:55 PM
still waiting for a fix
Posted by mjezzi on 9/8/2010 at 1:38 PM
Also waiting for a fix..
Posted by fiX_vs2010_ctx_menu on 9/7/2010 at 7:24 AM
Hello again. We are still very actively waiting possible fixes for this issue, and need it as soon as possible (now). Thanks for your prompt response.
Posted by skim milk on 9/7/2010 at 4:36 AM
It looks like this problem has been around for awhile.
I have also posted a question on how to configure context menu but there is none.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3657912/how-to-change-visual-studio-2010-context-menu-size

I'd like to create an extension but it'd take me awhile to get used to the new VS extension env. But it looks like I have a fun project to get started.
Posted by dlogik on 9/1/2010 at 5:02 PM
I agree scrolling menus even on a high resolution screen is very annoying and makes no sense. Visual Studio 2008 behaviour was much better. Please fix this asap, at least give us the option to turn on/off scrolling menus.


Posted by Mike on 8/31/2010 at 7:19 AM
it's really atrocious - hopefully this will be solved in a hotfix.
Posted by FELKERD on 8/27/2010 at 8:26 AM
This needs to be corrected in a hotfix. Listen to your customers, Microsoft.
Posted by MisterData on 8/25/2010 at 2:30 AM
This is indeed a major annoyance. Please fix this asap.

Robert
Posted by Ldcroberts on 8/15/2010 at 7:16 PM
It's particularly annoying that the two things I use right click most for are at the top and the bottom of the menu, and always need to be scrolled to. I've brutually removed most of the other stuff from the menu now.
Posted by Ehsanullah Jan on 8/14/2010 at 3:09 PM
Major issue, no fix so far. Just a huge pain in the neck. Please do something about it ASAP.
Posted by Microsoft on 8/10/2010 at 5:49 PM
Hello again. We are still very actively investigating possible fixes for this issue, and will update it as soon as more information becomes available. Thanks for your patience.

Matt Kaufman
Program Manager - Visual Studio Platform
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio
Posted by Daniel Smith on 8/4/2010 at 2:20 AM
Ahhhhhh(!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dys8KUnwGGg
Posted by Luna Tick on 7/26/2010 at 3:27 PM
Aaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!!!
Posted by spongman on 7/9/2010 at 3:27 PM
please fix this ASAP
Posted by Richard Dingwall on 7/9/2010 at 1:47 AM
I have PowerCommands, AnkhSVN and ReSharper installed, this is extremely annoying I can't see them all on my 19" monitors like I could in VS2008.

Please can we get a hotfix now. I don't see why we must wait until SP1.
Posted by allsorts46 on 6/26/2010 at 11:40 AM
Agreed, this is seriously affecting usability - expecting us to wait for a service pack is rediculous!
Posted by Daniel Smith on 6/22/2010 at 1:16 AM
This is a major annoyance, please, please release this as a hotfix.
Posted by vladogr on 6/12/2010 at 2:06 AM
Come on!
Posted by Alex Norcliffe on 6/3/2010 at 11:28 AM
I've just voted for this. It wouldn't be so bad if the menu scrolling listened to the mousewheel / trackpad scrolling but that just scrolls the Solution Explorer underneath it.

Whilst I appreciate that the bug couldn't have been fixed between RC and RTM, for it to have been introduced between LCTP and RC (and so badly implemented) is poor form and kind of undermines the idea of locking-down major changes as the release milestones get closer to RTM.

I agree with other users' calls for a hotfix prior to the SP1, yay for my multi-monitor support in 2010 but then going ahead and using half a monitor for a barely-scrolling context menu removes any functionality gain.
Posted by cpetershymans on 5/31/2010 at 11:24 AM
This is simply unacceptable! We've just upgraded to VS2010 to discover this shockingly obvious flaw. We cannot wait for a review in SP1 (which could be many months away), we need a hotfix for this issue ASAP.
Posted by Rick Neeft (old) on 5/26/2010 at 4:47 AM
Well Microsoft is fixing this in SP1. Let's hope that SP1 is comming next month or better tomorrow. This is very very frustrating!!!
Posted by BTTodd on 5/24/2010 at 2:25 PM
I agree with everyone else, big time annoying!
Posted by Mansatan on 5/21/2010 at 12:21 PM
you MUST issue a hotfix for this else release sp1 now. the menu is just not usable, i can't imagine how disfunctional the usability team is to not notice this.
Posted by Microsoft on 5/20/2010 at 2:18 AM
Hi Everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to report and comment on this problem. We realize that this is a major annoyance and usability issue for our customers and I wanted to let you know that we are actively investigating this for VS2010 SP1. Thanks for your patience!

Sasha Siddhartha
Lead Software Developer
Visual Studio Platform
Posted by Microsoft on 5/20/2010 at 12:41 AM
Hi Everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to report and comment on this problem. We realize that this is a major annoyance and usability issue for our customers and I wanted to let you know that we are actively investigating this for VS2010 SP1. Thanks for your patience!

Sasha Siddhartha
Lead Software Developer
Visual Studio Platform
Posted by Microsoft on 5/20/2010 at 12:36 AM
Hi Everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to report and comment on this problem. We realize that this is a major annoyance and usability issue for our customers and I wanted to let you know that we are actively investigating this for VS2010 SP1. Thanks for your patience!

Sasha Siddhartha
Lead Software Developer
Visual Studio Platform
Posted by Barry Kwok on 4/29/2010 at 7:18 PM
Pls fix this
Posted by DamianH on 4/23/2010 at 10:48 AM
Holy sh*t, hotfix this ASAP!
Posted by uıɹos on 4/22/2010 at 8:48 AM
This is an important bug that kills productivity, I hope there will be a hotfix soon.
Posted by Stefan Hinterscheid on 4/20/2010 at 6:58 AM
This indeed is just annoying, and does not make any sense in my eyes. The context menu has the same options as it had in VS2008 and previous versions and it just fit fine on the screen.
So please consider providing a hotfix for VS2010.
Posted by ObjectSharp on 4/19/2010 at 4:51 AM
Please fix this.
Posted by Enricoe on 4/18/2010 at 4:15 PM
Please fix!
Posted by mel76 on 4/16/2010 at 3:15 PM
Well, there we go - Microsoft snatching defeat from the jaws of victory yet again. This behaviour is stupid, sloppy and amateur. "Sorry guys, you'll have to wait until SP1 - we don't even know how to implement simple context menus...".
Posted by Gabor Szokoly on 4/16/2010 at 5:50 AM
This is maybe the most annoying usability bug in VS 2010. I even deleted some menu items but it is still scrolling (while the menu is taking up less than the half of the screen height)
Please re-open!
Posted by Wompeter on 4/15/2010 at 10:57 PM
I have to agree - this is just ugly. Very very frustrating.
Posted by M-LAN on 4/15/2010 at 7:32 AM
Please reopen this issue. It's a terrible productivity issue that exists in the RTM version of VS2010 and is incredibly annoying.
Posted by rohs1 on 4/14/2010 at 1:18 PM
This is very annoying. Please reopen and issue a hotfix. I don't want to wait for SP1. I'm using the VS 2010 trial right now and it feels very unpolished.
Posted by Evsyukov on 4/14/2010 at 5:59 AM
Re-open need!!!
Posted by Alexei Kuznetsov on 4/14/2010 at 5:48 AM
Re-open it! This behaviour is killing our team!
Posted by Scott W. Anderson1 on 4/13/2010 at 1:16 PM
This issue needs to be re-opened immediately. Asking us to wait until SP1 is completely unreasonable. This is a huge usability regression (this problem did not exist in VS 2008). During yesterday's keynote, they really tried to drive home that they wanted to help developers "Stay in the Zone" and be more productive. Now, I have to scroll through context menus which is distracting and frustrating. Please do something about this. I've posted an article on my blog with screenshots if you'd like more information:

http://geeksharp.com/2010/04/13/visual-studio-2010-context-menuswtf/
Posted by Anonymous5631663464364 on 4/13/2010 at 12:58 PM
This is incredibly annoying. Having to scroll up and down in the menu when there is plenty of room on the screen? Is there no way to change this behavior in the registry or something? This needs to be fixed immediately, as it is incredibly disruptive to the VS workflow. You have "Build" at the top and "Properties" at the bottom. 2 very common commands, now not visible at the same time, separated by ridiculous scrolling.
Posted by wesmcclure on 4/13/2010 at 12:02 PM
This is completely unacceptable, you need to reopen this and issue a hot fix, we aren't interested in waiting for a service pack.
Posted by Vladimir Ivchenkov on 3/28/2010 at 2:11 AM
This is infuriating!
Posted by Adrian [MSFT] on 3/1/2010 at 4:07 PM
Hi,

Unfortunately at this point in the release the product is effectively locked down, we will continue to take feedback for the next release, however we are not looking to make changes of this nature to Visual Studio 2010.

Thanks for your time,
The Shell Team
Posted by Adrian [MSFT] on 3/1/2010 at 4:07 PM
Hi,

Unfortunately at this point in the release the product is effectively locked down, we will continue to take feedback for the next release, however we are not looking to make changes of this nature to Visual Studio 2010.

Thanks for your time,
The Shell Team
Posted by KyronSr on 2/23/2010 at 9:33 AM
How about just make this a toggle option in preferences somewhere? Or at least make it so that "Properties" is always visible since it always ends at the bottom!
Posted by Adrian [MSFT] on 2/19/2010 at 11:01 AM
Hi Rhuijben,

Thanks for your feedback; unfortunately at this point in the release cycle altering this behavior is not feasible. We will review this issue during the SP1 and future release planning sessions.

Thanks for your time,
The Shell Team
Posted by Microsoft on 2/12/2010 at 12:53 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 Bert Huijben-TCG on 2/11/2010 at 3:48 AM
Just tested with the last LCTP (on Windows XP VM). This issue is new for the RC release or Windows version related.