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Solution Explorer Project Sort Order
6/22/2009 4:26:55 AM
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Solution Explorer doesn't sort the projects into alphabetical order.
This is very detremental to the development experience especially when working in solutions that contain a lot of projects.
I have included some detailed reproduction steps so you can re-produce the issue.
Visual Studio 2008 SP1
Windows XP Professional
Operating System Language
Steps to Reproduce
1. Create a new Blank Solution, the default name is fine
2. Add a new Solution Folder, the default name is fine
3. Add a new C# Class library project called "E"
4. Add a new C# Class library project called "C"
5. Add a new C# Class library project called "A"
6. Add a new C# Class library project called "D"
7. Add a new C# Class library project called "B"
8. Close the solution, making sure that you leave the solution folder fully expanded.
9. Re-open the solution, you will see the projects sorted in the following incorrect order E, C, A, D, B.
Projects are not sorted alphabetically.
The project order you get is E, C, A, D, B
Projects should be sorted alphabetically.
The project order you should get is A, B, C, D, E
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Xentrax [Vyacheslav Lanovets]
on 3/5/2011 at 7:20 AM
Just order list of projects, no search is needed - it's very easy for advanced users to work with sorted lists.
on 5/11/2010 at 5:33 AM
How is VS solution explorer external? Please reopen and fix...
on 10/20/2009 at 5:37 PM
VS2010 Beta 1 also has this issue.
on 8/26/2009 at 6:15 PM
on 6/24/2009 at 10:37 AM
This is a good suggestion. Unfortunately at this stage in the product cycle we will not be able to address this but we have logged this in our suggestion sheet for the next version of Visual Studio.
I know that one of the things we are looking at is a filterable solution explorer with possibly a search option to allow you to find the files you need quickly.
Visual Studio Product Team
on 6/22/2009 at 8:08 PM
Thanks for your feedback. We are routing this bug to the product unit who works on that specific feature area. The team will review this issue and make a decision on whether they will fix it or not for the next release.
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on 8/26/2009 at 9:14 PM
The F2 works fine until the solution is closed and opened again, unless you remember to collapse all of your solution folders prior to closing the Solution ... as long as you do that, it will remain sorted.
on 8/26/2009 at 6:24 PM
Press F2 to rename a project, then press enter without changing the name. This temporarily sorts the projects within that folder.
(As per http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vssetup/thread/79d46a69-386e-4ad8-b9cb-b00d4252495b/?prof=required )
Or use http://solutionsorter.codeplex.com/ to alter SLN for permanent fix *if your solution folders are not nested* (it ate my solution)
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