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No horizontal scroll bar in Object Explorer?


#1

SSMS has this. With Toad, I have to make the Object Explorer very wide to be able to see enough of object names to find what I want.


#2

Hi Mark,

read this : www.toadworld.com/…/12320.aspx .

As you can see the problem is too old.

Darren open a discussion about this problem in 2011 but now we have the same problem.

Can someone of Dell’s developers answer defintively to this annoyng problem ?

Best regards,

Sergio


#3

Toad’s object explorer has a feature that SSMS doesn’t: The ability to show additional columns of information beside the object such as the RowCount (VERY useful).

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When they added this feature, they opted not to allow the object to be wider than its container. Put differently, they chose to always make all columns visible ALL THE TIME. That decision precludes making the underlying object wider than the container (which is what would introduce a horizontal scrollbar).

Per Alexander’s comments in 2011:

Currently the columns of the object explorer are made to fit the window.
This makes the resizing when you have extra columns fairly easy to implement. If
we make this change it would mean that the first “name” column would
pretty much always be sized wider than the control. This means that if the user
opts to add an extra column the only visual feedback that the column has been
added is that the horizontal scrollbar gets slightly smaller (And really who
notices that) since the extra column is added to the right "off
screen"

My personal opinion on this is that if no additional columns are displayed, then it should not enforce the form width restriction, and should allow the horizontal bar to appear - this would make it behave as it does in SSMS, but as soon as you add the extra columns, perhaps revert to the current UI width restriction.

Better: I’d like a configuration option to allow me to choose whether or not to allow horizontal scroll on object explorer. If enabled, there would be no auto-resizing of columns at all, adding new columns just makes the form wider, and you can scroll left or right / resize columns to whatever width you want.


#4

Darren, I agree with your statement “if no additional columns are displayed, then it should not enforce the form width restriction, and should allow the horizontal bar to appear”.

However, the additional columns do not auto-size. They are just visible.