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Build and Debug Menus in VS 2005

I've just noticed that the menu items available in Visual Studio 2005 for
the Debug and Build menus differ significantly when compared to the menu
items in Visual Studio 2003.

On my C# installation I don't have build solution, rebuild solution, Step
into, Step out, or the Exceptions options on my menu

Does anybody know why these important tools are missing from the menu
structure?

Cheers

Steve Le Monnier
Mar 7 '06 #1
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"Steve Le Monnier" <st*********@no.spam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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I've just noticed that the menu items available in Visual Studio 2005 for
the Debug and Build menus differ significantly when compared to the menu
items in Visual Studio 2003.

On my C# installation I don't have build solution, rebuild solution, Step
into, Step out, or the Exceptions options on my menu

Does anybody know why these important tools are missing from the menu
structure?

Cheers

Steve Le Monnier

When I load a C# solution in VS 2005, Professional Edition (general
developer settings), I see all the menu options you don't see (with the
exception of Step Out: I get Step Into and Step Over).
When you say "On my C# installation...", are you referring to a C# solution,
or to the Express Edition?

--
Peter [MVP Visual Developer]
Jack of all trades, master of none.
Mar 7 '06 #2
I installed the Professional Editions with all options except C++ and SQL
Express.

On my Build Menu I only have the following:
Build
Publish

On the Debug Menu I am *missing* the following:
Step In
Step Out
Exceptions

The exceptions going missing has caused me several wasted hours trying to
debug a program as it wasn't on the menu I assumed the feature wasn't
available in VS2005!

I have another version of VS2005 installed running under Virtual PC and when
I went and checked the menus on that version, they were all there! So I'm at
a loss as to why key features are missing from my VS menus and under what
circumstances.

Knowing what features are available is key to learning the product, to have
them disappear or not install causes all kinds of grief.

I've seen others complaining about Exceptions not being on the Debug menu
but as yet no one has posted a reason as yet.

Cheers

Steve Le Monnier



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"Steve Le Monnier" <st*********@no.spam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
I've just noticed that the menu items available in Visual Studio 2005 for
the Debug and Build menus differ significantly when compared to the menu
items in Visual Studio 2003.

On my C# installation I don't have build solution, rebuild solution, Step
into, Step out, or the Exceptions options on my menu

Does anybody know why these important tools are missing from the menu
structure?

Cheers

Steve Le Monnier

When I load a C# solution in VS 2005, Professional Edition (general
developer settings), I see all the menu options you don't see (with the
exception of Step Out: I get Step Into and Step Over).
When you say "On my C# installation...", are you referring to a C#
solution, or to the Express Edition?

--
Peter [MVP Visual Developer]
Jack of all trades, master of none.

Mar 7 '06 #3

"Steve Le Monnier" <st*********@no.spam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
I installed the Professional Editions with all options except C++ and SQL
Express.

On my Build Menu I only have the following:
Build
Publish

On the Debug Menu I am *missing* the following:
Step In
Step Out
Exceptions

The exceptions going missing has caused me several wasted hours trying to
debug a program as it wasn't on the menu I assumed the feature wasn't
available in VS2005!

I have another version of VS2005 installed running under Virtual PC and
when I went and checked the menus on that version, they were all there! So
I'm at a loss as to why key features are missing from my VS menus and
under what circumstances.

Knowing what features are available is key to learning the product, to
have them disappear or not install causes all kinds of grief.

I've seen others complaining about Exceptions not being on the Debug menu
but as yet no one has posted a reason as yet.

Cheers

Steve Le Monnier

As there are obvious differences, have you tried resetting your primary
options using this technique?

Choose Tools->Import and Export Settings...
Select Reset All Settings, then click Next
Select whether you wish to save the current settings, then click Next
(You'll now see a list of settings options - roles if you will)
Choose General Development or one of the languages, then click Finish.

If that does not help, all I can come up with is try a repair install or a
complete uninstall/reinstall on the problem installation.

--
Peter [MVP Visual Developer]
Jack of all trades, master of none.
Mar 7 '06 #4
Peter

Many thanks, that is exactly what the problem was. I selected the general
development settings as they claimed to be similar to VS2003 and all the
features I would expect to see on my menus have suddenly reappeared.

Your assistance has saved me many hours of hart ache and wasted
reinstallation time, which is what I was considering next.

One question for Microsoft... Why have adaptive menus they are so
infuriating. As a developer I want to see everything on the menus so that I
can check out each an every option to understand the total capability of the
product.

Thanks Peter, Jack of all trades and Master of VS2005 Menu settings.

Cheers

Steve Le Monnier
Mar 7 '06 #5

"Steve Le Monnier" <st*********@no.spam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Peter

Many thanks, that is exactly what the problem was. I selected the general
development settings as they claimed to be similar to VS2003 and all the
features I would expect to see on my menus have suddenly reappeared.

Your assistance has saved me many hours of hart ache and wasted
reinstallation time, which is what I was considering next.

One question for Microsoft... Why have adaptive menus they are so
infuriating. As a developer I want to see everything on the menus so that
I can check out each an every option to understand the total capability of
the product.

Thanks Peter, Jack of all trades and Master of VS2005 Menu settings.

Cheers

Steve Le Monnier

Happy endings are the best!
Glad I could help.
FWIW, I agree with you about the menus. Show it all and let *us* decide what
to ignore, eh?
Mar 7 '06 #6

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