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Navigation of selection not working as expected by routine


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Type: Bug
ID: 542247
Opened: 3/16/2010 7:19:21 AM
Access Restriction: Public
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Hi,

I use the keyboard for just about everything. I find it to be much faster than using a mouse.

I found selecting a long string and then trying to navigate within the string is not working as expected.

If you hold <CTRL> while pressing the <LEFT> or <RIGHT> keys the cursor will jump between words.

However, it does not jump between words if you've already selected something using <SHIFT>.

This worked as expected in VS 2008.
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Posted by Microsoft on 4/22/2010 at 1:40 PM
Hi kh9191,

I'm writing to let you know that although we couldn't fit this in before VS 2010 RTM, we just checked in a fix for this caret visibility issue for the next version of Visual Studio. We will also consider the fix for VS 2010 SP1.

Thanks again for your feedback! Even though we can't fix everything for a given release, we really do revisit Won't Fix-ed and Postponed bugs. As in this case, your feedback can make a difference even weeks or months later, so thank you!

- Brittany
Posted by Microsoft on 3/26/2010 at 7:48 PM
Hi kh9191,

Thank you for reporting this bug. Our experience was the same as yours - the word navigation logic is working as expected, but the caret is incorrectly scrolled out of view.

We're very close to the April 12 launch of Visual Studio 2010 and unfortunately won't be able to fix this bug for VS 2010 RTM. However, we'd like to fix it for the next version of Visual Studio and consider it for VS 2010 SP1, so the bug is currently active and assigned to a developer for investigation. We'll post again here as soon as we have any additional information to share.

Thanks for trying the Visual Studio 2010 RC and sending your feedback!

Brittany Behrens
Program Manager, VS Platform - Editor
http://blogs.msdn.com/visualstudio
Posted by Microsoft on 3/16/2010 at 10:08 PM
Thank you for reporting this issue.
We were able to reproduce the issue with the detail steps you provided. We are routing this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by routine on 3/16/2010 at 7:23 AM
Ok.. I found this is working as expecting --- however, you cannot tell that it's working b/c the page is scrolling.

So, that's the real bug -- that the screen is scrolling when it shouldn't -- like in VS 2008.
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