Bug 13886 - csproj file breaks when merge conflicts need attention
Summary: csproj file breaks when merge conflicts need attention
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Version Control ()
Version: 4.0.12
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Marius Ungureanu
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-08-09 09:47 UTC by Neal
Modified: 2013-08-21 06:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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2013-08-09 09:47 UTC, Neal

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Description Neal 2013-08-09 09:47:04 UTC
Created attachment 4599 [details]


If I do an "update" from SVN and there are merge conflicts, I get a "load failed" message in the solution explorer as the file needs to be resolved.  We need a way that if a merge conflict arises that I'm presented with a DIFF view or some way of actually resolving this.  Presently, I have to show all files, find the .csproj file, and resolve it, then do a reload.  Your novice users are not going to know how to do this.  There has to be a better way, in all my years of using VS I've never had a problem with the project files and needing manual attention.
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-08-09 12:52:19 UTC
FWIW there is a Tools -> Edit File on project's now. But yes, it should be a better workflow.
Comment 2 Marius Ungureanu 2013-08-16 09:05:55 UTC
Hmmm, we could add a hook to see if a project is broken and add a Status command to check if it's in a conflicted state. If it is, then we let the user modify the file. Will work on this!
Comment 3 Marius Ungureanu 2013-08-19 12:20:46 UTC
This requires extra attention. We don't support MergeView for .csproj files.
Comment 4 Lluis Sanchez 2013-08-20 06:30:38 UTC
What do you mean we don't support the merge view for .csproj files? A csproj can be opened as a text file.
Comment 5 Marius Ungureanu 2013-08-21 06:31:00 UTC
Added a context menu option to solve conflicted projects/files.

This might need a better notice such as a conflicted overlay for broken projects and a different text message.