There is a known problem with Visual Studio 2010: when you open a context menu in the Solution Explorer it doesn’t always get expanded to fill to available height of the screen and you get a vertical scrollbar. On top of that, sometimes the mouse scroll doesn’t work also, and you have to move the cursor to the up/down arrows to scroll it yourself, which only adds to the frustration.
Usually I work with high resolutions (1920×1080) and the context-menu is shown without a scroll so I’m not that bothered with this problem, but when I give presentations and I have to lower my computer’s resolution this problem really bugs me.
Fortunately, the people at Microsoft Connect understood that this is annoying and passed the problem to the Visual Studio group who came up with a hotfix to solve this problem. After installing the hotfix, the context menu is expanded to the required height:
BTW, if you take a closer look at the clock in both picture – that is about the amount of time (10 minutes!!) it took me to install this hotfix on my computer.
The instructions on this blog states you should install both fixes (VS + WPF), but I currently installed only the Visual Studio hotfix and it works just fine without the other hotfixes (I think the other hotfix is for multiple monitors).