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I've been working with Visual Studio for more than 3 years now and I've never had a problem like this. After Installing SP1 for Visual Studio, I executed the program and the drop down menus are very diitorted. I can't read any of the menus it doesn't happen with any of my other programs. Does anybody have an idea of what could be causing this Issue?

PS: I'm using Windows 7

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I use VS2010 on various Windows 7 setups and I never noticed any issues like that with SP1...what exactly do you mean, "distorted"? – Musaab Sep 21 '11 at 7:40

I would guess that it's either a problem with either the WPF font cache or hardware acceleration.

To clear the WPF font cache, follow these instructions:

  • Ensure Visual Studio is closed.
  • Press Win + R to access the Run... dialog.
  • Type Services.msc, and then click OK.
  • Right-click Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache, and then click Stop.
  • Press Win + R to access the Run... dialog again.
  • Copy and paste %windir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local then click OK
  • Find Fontcache3.0.0.0.dat and delete it

If that doesn't work then I would suggest temporarily disabling hardware acceleration in Visual Studio. If you go Tools -> Options... -> Environment -> General there is a checkbox that controls it. If disabling it makes a difference then see if the problems return if you re-enable it. Also try toggling the Enable rich client visual experience setting.

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