Bug 14523 - Moving file while open in the editor does not reopen it for the new location
Summary: Moving file while open in the editor does not reopen it for the new location
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Shell ()
Version: 4.0.12
Hardware: PC All
: Low enhancement
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Marius Ungureanu
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-09-07 19:18 UTC by David Jeske
Modified: 2016-04-27 20:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description David Jeske 2013-09-07 19:18:36 UTC
Description of Problem:

If you have a file "Foo.cs" open in a Xamarin code editor, and you drag that file to a group/folder so it becomes "Bar/Foo.cs", Xamarin does not point the editor context at the new location Bar/Foo.cs. This causes all kinds of confusion, as Xamarin will allow you to separately open Bar/Foo.cs, and on Foo.cs it shows you a "reload from disk" dialog. If you "save" instead of reverting to the "deleted" state on disk, then you end up with a duplicate Foo.cs that you didn't want.

When you move (or delete) a file in the project, any open Xamarin editor contexts pointing to that file should be moved as well (or closed). (FYI - this is the behavior in other IDEs, including Visual Studio)

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Make a project with a single file Foo.cs. 
2. Open Foo.cs in a Xamarin code editor. 
3. Save/compile/run the project
4. Right click on your project in the solution explorer and choose "Add->New Folder", rename it to "Bar"
5. drag Foo.cs to the new folder
6. Double click on Bar/Foo.cs 

Actual Results:

7. WITNESS: you now have two copies of the file open, Bar/Foo.cs and the old Foo.cs
8. WITNESS: if you select Foo.cs, it gives you the "changed on disk dialog"

Expected Results:

EXPECTED: it to just point the open Foo.cs editor tab at Bar/Foo.cs

How often does this happen? 

Every time.

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Marius Ungureanu 2013-09-19 13:09:19 UTC
I think mkrueger fixed the part where the file remained open. Not pointing to the new document will be implemented shortly.
Comment 2 Marius Ungureanu 2013-12-08 09:29:23 UTC
Changed the description to match the other half of the behaviour.
Comment 3 Marius Ungureanu 2016-04-27 20:32:27 UTC
This is now working in Xamarin Studio 6.0+.