Configuration toolbar width in VS2012

By Mike Gledhill

Here's a quick walkthrough to fix an annoying issue in Visual Studio 2012.
Supposing I have a project with a few configurations defined in it.

VS2012 Configurations

By default, VS2012's configuration drop down list is so short, you can't see which configuration you have selected.

VS2012 Configurations

In the example above, do I currently have the Release (Test), Release (PreProd) or Release (Production) configuration selected ?

Luckily, this is easy to fix (if you know where to look !)

Click on the Tools\Customize menu, then select the Commands tab.

  1. Select the "Toolbar" radio button
  2. Select "Standard" from the drop down list
  3. Select "Solution Configuration" from the list
  4. Click on the "Modify Selection" button
  5. Change the width setting to, say, 150 pixels

VS2012 Configurations

Click on the Close button to save your settings.
You can now see the full configuration name !

VS2012 Configurations

Et voila, Visual Studio has become just slightly more usable !


blog comments powered by Disqus