Thursday, October 11, 2007

Long string values in the drop down list for Team System Web Access.

We're seeing a slight usability issue with Team System Web Access. When submitting a new Work Item Type (e.g. Task) the user is given a new, smaller, browser pop-up with the template form. This is fine, but if you have drop down fields on the right hand side of the new window, which contain long string values (e.g. "This is a really long string value that we have in our drop down list"); the user is not able to get the scroll bar as it's off the screen.

The solution is to expand the pop-up window so you can scroll the drop down list. This problem happens in Mozilla as well. We're using 1024 / 678 pixels. Because we're fielding - no pun intended - a number of questions on this, we thought it would be best to submit the a case with Microsoft.

Details can be found here.

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