Generate Local Resource removes code embedded in ASPX/ASCX - by Jason Kealey1

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ID 773253 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 1
Opened 12/2/2012 9:41:05 PM
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In some circumstances, inline code blocks such as  <%= "Hello World" %> are removed from ASPX/ASCX pages when performing the Tools -> Generate Local Resource operation from Design view of these pages instead of being left intact. 

One such circumstance is when the inline code block is located within an <asp:UpdatePanel ... />

This bug has been present in Visual Studio for as long as I remember.
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Posted by Jason Kealey1 on 2/12/2013 at 5:39 AM
This is true when done on a file-by-file basis, but is hugely problematic when running it on hundreds of files and having to painstakingly compare each one with a previous revision to ensure the feature did not corrupt the file.

Still, doesn't the undo feature revert the effect of the generate local resources feature in the ASPX/ASCX?
Posted by Microsoft on 2/11/2013 at 3:26 PM
As the deletion can be easily undone using the editor undo feature this unfortuatenly doesn't meet our bar for fixing in the next release.
Posted by frosted on 1/11/2013 at 1:39 PM
I encountered this issue here too.
It removed the markup inside a asp:Content control!
Posted by Microsoft on 12/3/2012 at 7:26 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 Microsoft on 12/2/2012 at 9:53 PM
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