Solution Explorer Project Sort Order - by DoctaJonez

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ID 468874 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 16
Opened 6/22/2009 4:26:55 AM
Access Restriction Public


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.
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Posted by MerlinTintin on 6/5/2014 at 2:10 AM
I have migrated my solution from VS2008 to VS2013 SP2 - projects order has completely changed (I have about 10 projects in my solution) ; this is very disturbing.

We need an option to set our own project order (this is the best). At least please keep previous project order after conversion.

Other options:
- sort project by alphabetical order
- sort project by type (1st: website, 2nd: Class library; 3nd : installer, ...)
Posted by 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.
Posted by Michal Strzelczyk on 5/11/2010 at 5:33 AM
How is VS solution explorer external? Please reopen and fix...
Posted by Callan Hodgskin on 10/20/2009 at 5:37 PM
VS2010 Beta 1 also has this issue.
Posted by piers7 on 8/26/2009 at 6:15 PM
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Posted by Microsoft 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
Posted by Microsoft 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.

Thank you,
Visual Studio Product Team