Let me be totally straightforward and honest: I need your help. For those of you who are just tuning in, I am the Program Manager responsible for User Experience and User Interface Consistency for Visual Studio.
Visual Studio 2005 is becoming consistent with Office 2003 in how we display our help buttons. We are moving them from within dialogs to their window's title bar (check out the Display control panel for an easy-to-find example of this).
According to our specs, the expected behavior should be that clicking on the '?' button in window title bars will launch F1 help immediately. Unfortunately, we still have a ton of bugs where clicking this button gives you a “What's This” cursor (this is a cursor with a little question mark attached to it).
Here's what I need you to do. If you see a dialog anywhere in Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 (Express or otherwise) where a dialog still has an old-fashioned help button, or where the dialog's help button gives you a “What's This” cursor I need you to log a bug against it in the MSDN Product Feedback Center. Your assistance will be invaluable in making sure that Visual Studio 2005 is our best-looking, most-consistent developer tool suite ever.
I look at every single bug that comes in from the MSDN Product Feedback Center in order to correctly tag our user experience bugs, so I will definitely see every one of these that you log.
Thanks again to everyone who has logged user experience bugs against Visual Studio! You have my eternal gratitude!