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Old January 14th, 2008, 03:38 PM
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I am trying to add some buttons to the Debug menu in my VS2005 IDE. These are just standard buttons that already exist in VS...do custom-written stuff.
So, I have the Debug menu displayed, and it has the little "Toolbar Options" arrow on its right end. If I select that and click "Add or Remove Buttons" and then click "Customize...", I then am presented with the Customize dialog box. I choose the Commands Tab, and select the Debug menu in the Categories list. If I try to add the Step Into or Step Out buttons from the Commands list by dragging them to the Debug menu in the Categories list on the left, nothing happens. There is a little "x" icon next to my mouse as I attempt to drag and drop the button.
It seems as if the Debug menu, and all other menus, are locked against editing. Is there a place where I can un-lock those menus so that I can add buttons to them?

Thanks. I know this is a simple issue, and I will feel really silly when I learn the answer.
Old January 14th, 2008, 03:48 PM
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Hi there,

You need to drag them to the main menu itself instead. Try this:

1. Right click an existing toolbar and choose Customize

2. Make sure the Commands tab is visible.

3. Locate the desired menu in the left list, and the actual item in the right list.

4. Drag the item from the right list on the Debug menu item of the main menu at the top of VS (not the Customize dialog). The menu will fold open so you can choose the location where you want the item to appear.

5. As soon as drop the item, it is added to the menu.


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Old January 14th, 2008, 04:03 PM
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ahhhh....I see.

That does it.

Thank you. It does not function like I thought it would.

Thanks for your help...Like I said, I feel pretty silly.

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