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Microsoft KB Archive/171542

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Article ID: 171542

Article Last Modified on 6/6/2001


  • Microsoft Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual InterDev 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual J++ 1.1 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q171542


The Developer Studio menus will always be drawn on the primary monitor of a multiple-monitor system, even if the menu bar is elsewhere.

This only applies to versions of Windows that provide multi-monitor support.


Developer Studio must be run from the primary monitor.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 3.

For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

170365 INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why


If Developer Studio is run in a monitor other than the primary monitor, the menu bar will be displayed on the correct monitor, but any of the sub-menus (File, Edit, View, etc.) will be displayed on the primary monitor.

Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbvs97sp2fix kbvbp500sp3fix KB171542