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The DELETE key does not work as expected when trying to rename a database object in Object Explorer.

The DELETE key does not work as expected when trying to rename a database object in Object Explorer. The BACKSPACE key works correctly.

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  • Keith Erskine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've just tried using the delete key when renaming a table in SSMS 17.6 and it does not work. Nothing happens when I use the delete key on my keyboard to "forward-delete" within the name, even though the backspace key does work when attempting to "backward-delete". This is on Windows 10, renaming a table by clicking on the table name in the Object Explorer pane on the left-hand side of SSMS. Using the delete key has never worked for me on SSMS in this scenario.

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