Quick Watch Window Resets Column Widths On Open - by Bob Cohen

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ID 776398 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 6
Opened 1/12/2013 9:23:15 AM
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I submitted this a couple of years ago on VS 2010, but it's worse now on VS 2012:

Whenever I open a Quick Watch window (ctrl/D,Q), all of the column widths reset themselves to some original default value.  This is a REAL PAIN-IN-THE-BUTT since I OFTEN want to see the object type in the right-hand column.

In VS 2010 the columns were only reset when I exited the whole IDE and came back in later on.  Now it happens EVERY TIME THE WINDOW OPENS!!!

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Posted by LeonardoX22 on 10/13/2016 at 5:16 PM
This is very annoying for people who use this window often, please fix!!
Posted by Jeff Caron on 7/12/2016 at 12:23 PM
Still having the issue with VS2015
Posted by bob_cohen on 12/19/2015 at 10:06 AM
I guess this will never get fixed, will it. Am I the only one who actually cares about this???
Posted by Trass3r on 5/9/2014 at 5:50 AM
Ok it seems to work for the first column (changing the boundary between Name and Value) but not for Type.
Posted by Trass3r on 5/9/2014 at 5:47 AM
I'm running VS Pro 2013 Update 2 RC and this isn't fixed!
Neither is it fixed for Autos, Locals etc.
Posted by Deon [MSFT] on 4/29/2014 at 12:29 PM
Thank you for reporting this issue. This issue has been fixed in Visual Studio 2013. You can install a trial version of Visual Studio 2013 with the fix from: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9832436
Posted by bob_cohen on 6/27/2013 at 5:43 PM
This still fails in the VS2013 Preview.

Steps to repro:

1. Plant a breakpoint in some code.

2. Do a quickwatch (Ctrl-D/Ctrl-Q)

3. Adjust the width of the rightmost column.

4. Close the window.

5. Repeat Step 2.

It's not clear why you can't repro this one. It's been happening to me for literally years. On new OS builds as well as old.
Posted by Microsoft on 1/17/2013 at 11:19 AM
Thanks for your suggestion. We will consider this in a future release. We also suggest that you log your suggestion on our user voice site where others can vote on this as well.

Visual Studio Debugger Team
Posted by Microsoft on 1/17/2013 at 2:56 AM
Thanks for your response. We are rerouting 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 Bob Cohen on 1/15/2013 at 5:11 PM
I have attached my settings file.

I also tried the reset operation from within VS and externally: Neither solution helped.
Posted by Microsoft on 1/13/2013 at 11:47 PM
Thanks for reporting the issue. In order to fix the issue, we must first reproduce the issue in our labs. We are unable to reproduce the issue with the steps you provided.

Please export and reset environment settings file by clicking Tools-> Import and Export Settings, after that, please zip the file and send it to us so that we can conduct further.

Please try this (from a Visual Studio command prompt with devenv in the path):
devenv /resetuserdata

Please submit this information to us within 4 business days. We look forward to hearing from you with this information.

Microsoft Visual Studio Connect Support Team
Posted by Microsoft on 1/12/2013 at 9:52 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)