Add Branch Name to Visual Studio Title Bar - by joshuaheyse

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  Won't Fix<br /><br />
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ID 617540 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 10/28/2010 7:16:32 AM
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While using Visual Studio and TFS, I often have multiple instances of Visual Studio open each with the same solution loaded from different branches.  For example a dev branch, main branch and a bug fixing branch.  It is hard to switch between instances because they all have identical titles, the name of the solution. 

It would be great if the branch name could be appended to the Title of Visual Studio.
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Posted by Orrin-MZ on 12/14/2010 at 9:51 AM
Perhaps not in the title bar, then, but somewhere obvious, at least. Similarly, in the Recent Projects list it is easy to mistakenly open a solution from the wrong branch if the same name is listed.
Posted by Microsoft on 12/1/2010 at 12:42 PM
Thanks for the feedback on the VS title bar when working with Solutions. At this time, we're not planning to change the behavior to show the branch name. The title bar is intentionally kept brief, and we dont want to start cluttering it with anything more than the solution name and application name.

Posted by Microsoft on 10/28/2010 at 7:21 AM
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