DTE.ActiveWindow.ProjectItem.Document null for files in Solution Items folder - by Carlos J. Quintero

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  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
		A more detailed explanation for the resolution of this particular item may have been provided in the comments section.


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ID 816629 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 3
Opened 2/4/2014 2:50:33 PM
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Description

When you call DTE.ActiveWindow.ProjectItem.Document from an add-in, package or macro, you get null for files under the Solution Items folder, but not for files of a project
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Posted by The Deeds on 3/6/2014 at 8:55 PM
We are having the same issue with Web Essentials 2013 extension when dealing with Nodejs projects. The generated HTML, CSS and JS files from compilers (LESS, SCSS, CoffeeScript, TypedCoffeeScript, Sweetjs and TypeScript) lands in the project directory. Upon querying the ProjectItems, we get those files by since the .Document is null, they are not shown as included in project. See https://github.com/madskristensen/WebEssentials2013/pull/741.

Momentarily, are you guys planning on rewriting DTE like MSBuild? Particularly, its ability to query the collection using Linq queries, which our good old DTE lacks. That would reduce the complexity of writing extensions and make it efficient.

Thanks in anticipation.
Posted by Microsoft on 2/10/2014 at 4:41 PM
Hi @Carlos

Thanks for your feedback.

Unfortunately the feature you're requesting is not supported for loose solution items at this time. The behavior you report has been in place for several releases, and we have no current plan to change it.

If sufficient customers vote this bug up we may reconsider this.

Visual Studio Editor Team
Posted by Microsoft on 2/6/2014 at 10:25 PM
Thank you for submitting feedback on Visual Studio and .NET Framework. Your issue has been reproduced and has been routed to the appropriate VS development team for review. We will contact you if we require any additional information. If you require immediate assistance with this issue, please contact product support at http://support.microsoft.com/ph/1117.
Posted by Microsoft on 2/4/2014 at 3:56 PM
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)