If I open a Visual Studio 2015 dialog on one screen:

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and then try to drag it to another screen, the dialog box becomes completely black:

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If I drag it back to the original screen, however, it's displayed normally again.

Has anyone experienced this before? What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?

  • I've experienced similar. Have you ensured you're using the latest video drivers for your system? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Mar 24 '17 at 17:10
  • @Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 I gave it a try, my driver was, in fact, out of date, doesn't seem to have fixed the problem though unfortunately – EJoshuaS Mar 24 '17 at 17:47
  • have you tried SW rendering? – magicandre1981 Mar 26 '17 at 10:56

This looks like a graphic card issue. Visual Studio is coded with WPF, which uses DirectX.

Open VS and go into the options and disable the entry automatically adjust visual experience based on client performance and next disable Use hardware graphics acceleration if possible

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Now Visual Studio uses software based rendering. Turning HW acceleration off, also fixes such issues in other tools like Chrome.

  • Thank you so much - this seems to have fixed the problem – EJoshuaS Mar 30 '17 at 15:56

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