FIX: The position of the Properties window may not be saved after you exit Visual Studio 2005 on a dual-monitor system

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The position of the Properties window may not be saved after you exit Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 on a dual-monitor system. Consider the following scenario:
  • You are running Visual Studio 2005 on a system that is configured to use two monitors, a primary monitor and a secondary monitor. (If this system is a portable computer, you are using the portable computer's screen as the primary monitor, and you are using an external monitor as the secondary monitor.)
  • You undock the Properties window and move it from the secondary monitor to the primary monitor.
  • You exit Visual Studio 2005.
In this scenario, Visual Studio 2005 does not retain the new position of the Properties window when you restart the program. The window appears where it was located before you undocked and moved it.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


You must have Visual Studio 2005 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 917141 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 14:00:15 - Revision: 1.1

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