Drag file from Windows to Solution Explorer not supported - by Montago

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ID 779493 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 2/19/2013 3:57:46 AM
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In Visual Studio 2010 i could select 1+ files and drag them directly from Windows into the VS Solution Explorer were the files would get copied (and added to TFS)

in VS2012 this feature is missing !

instead i'm now getting a 'denied' mouse icon, telling me i cant drop files !!!
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Posted by Carl [MSFT] on 2/21/2013 at 11:33 AM
You can also find a similar issue reported here:
Posted by Carl [MSFT] on 2/20/2013 at 11:52 AM
Greetings Montago
Thank you for taking time to enter a Connect bug. The bug as described in the repro steps is by design. The IDE launched as Administrator has specific Admin only rights (machine rights) which are maintained for security to the machine. Thank you, Carl Brochu IDE Experience team
Posted by Microsoft on 2/20/2013 at 4:16 AM
Thanks for your quick response. 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 Montago on 2/19/2013 at 11:39 PM
Yes, I always run Visual Studio as Administrator because of the projects i work on.

The project type i was struggling with, was a ASP.NET MVC4, trying to drop a bunch of PNG files into a folder. But it really doesn't matter, Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF projects are the same - i'm denied to drop friles in the Solution Explorer regardless of what project i'm working on.

I have the same problem in Windows 7 btw.
Posted by Microsoft on 2/19/2013 at 11:24 PM
Hi Montago,

Did you run Visual Studio as Administrator? We look forward to hearing from you with this information.

Microsoft Visual Studio Connect Support Team
Posted by Andrew S on 2/19/2013 at 2:30 PM
Is it possible you're running VS as an administrator?
Posted by Microsoft on 2/19/2013 at 4:50 AM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)