SSMS 18.0 tabs don't display proper contents
I'm getting this CONSTANTLY on my new install of SSMS 18.0, and it's DANGEROUS. I'll open several tabs, and when I switch from one tab to another, the contents of the window don't change... I'm still looking at the old tab's contents with the new tab selected. It doesn't ALWAYS happen, but it happens at least half the time... FREQUENTLY. Further, I can close a tab, and the contents of the closed tab will still display under the new "top most" tab. This can lead to making changes to the wrong file, or being confused, and losing code. This is a seriously terrible bug. I'm downgrading back to 17.9.1, where I never experienced this issue due to this and other breaking bugs.
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I can't change to another SQL query because it is slow loading or not loading the interface correctly
Jeremiah Davis commented
I'm forced to use this product, and I hate every minute of it. I just lost a large needed query because of this bug.
I'm seeing this problem all the time, too. I've seen in in 18.1 and hoped that 18.2 would fix but it hasn't. Yes it is dangerous!!
I hope they make this a high priority to fix!
drove me crazy for about 20 minutes until i realized what was happening...v 18.2
Ctrl Tab from one tab with lots of text to another tab with little text and the first tab stuff displays in the bottom half of the new tab!
SQL Server Management Studio 15.0.18142.0
Microsoft Analysis Services Client Tools 15.0.1389.0
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 10.0.18362.1
Microsoft MSXML 3.0 4.0 6.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.11.18362.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.30319.42000
Operating System 10.0.18362
Goodbye SSMS. Time to learn to VS2019 Data Tools.
I'm running into the same issue. Did any of you get this resolved?
Mark Burns commented
touch the scroll bars a sec and the view redraws correctly.
same on ssms 18.1
I am also experiencing this problem with the latest SSMS 18.0 - switching between tabs creates a corrupted mish-mash of contents of the two tabs, instead of cleanly switching from one to the other. I hope this can be addressed soon. I personally did not have this problem with SSMS 17.x or prior - this is a new problem to me with SSMS 18.0
Just noticed this today as well
Also seems similar to this issue, reported back on "Connect", about versions 16.x
The main issue is that I have versions of SSMS from 2008R2 through 18.0 installed, and the 18.0 version is the ONLY one I'm experiencing this issue with.
Interestingly, if I Ctrl-Tab, the problem doesn't seem to happen. But it happens constantly when clicking the tabs. I never had this issue in previous versions (though it was reported in previous versions).
Additionally, one time when switching between tabs with a short amount of text, and a full window of text, sometimes clicking to the short file would repaint just the short file, leaving the bottom half of the window still showing the contents of the other, larger file. That was truly disturbing.
Glenn Burnett commented
FYI, appears to be same as this item: