TFS Word docs in VS12 get annoying - by chuck02323

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ID 765273 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 9/28/2012 12:29:37 PM
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If you have a word doc in a VS project and you double click it in Solution Explorer, it opens but is not automagically checked out like .cs files (annoying).  The readonly bit stays, readonly  (annoying)

If you check it out and double click you can edit it.  If you save it and then go back to VS, you get the most annoyance, The Project xxxx has been modified outside the environment.  Press reload to load the updated project from disk.

Where xxxx is the project where the word document is located.  

Weird the document is not in a tab and you get a message to reload the project.

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Posted by Matthew [MSFT] on 10/19/2012 at 10:09 AM
Hi Chuck,

Thanks for reporting the behavior here. I wanted to follow up here and provide a little more context on the source control integration. In your repro steps, you mentioned that when opening the word docs, the readonly flag is set. In the TFS 2012 release, we have added a new feature called Local Workspaces that removes the readonly flag from files on your local disk, and you can edit files directly without having to check them out for editing. Local workspaces also allow you to work more seamlessly while disconnected from the server, including the ability to undo and diff changes. Overall, the new feature of local workspaces should help make your scenario much better. You can learn more about them here:

Program Manager | TFS Version Control
Posted by chuck02323 on 10/1/2012 at 2:44 PM
Thanks we can't down grade to vs10 at this point. I guess this and all the file corruption bugs in vs12, and the new unusable tfs checkin in ui, our only choice at this point is Subversion
Posted by Helen [MSFT] on 9/30/2012 at 8:16 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Macy [MSFT] on 9/30/2012 at 6:21 PM
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