Bug 2616 - MonoDevelop doesn't preserve msbuild documents very well
Summary: MonoDevelop doesn't preserve msbuild documents very well
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Project Model ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-12-22 15:04 UTC by Aaron Bockover
Modified: 2013-12-05 18:36 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

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Description Aaron Bockover 2011-12-22 15:04:24 UTC
When MonoDevelop serializes a project back to msbuild XML, it often discards or reformats parts of the document because it does not keep any knowledge of the original XML in its internal model.

Whitespace and line ending differences are a source of git/diff headaches when project files are manipulated by VS and MD, for example.

This is sort of related to bug 2612.
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-12-22 15:32:30 UTC
That's not true, we do keep an XmlDocument, and simply replace the actual items/properties that were loaded into our internal model. Everything else should be untouched. Additionally, I'm pretty sure we detect and preserve line endings. We use the same whitespace formatting that VS does.

Can you provide specific examples of removed elements, and whitespace and line ending changes?
Comment 2 PJ 2013-11-19 17:05:44 UTC
This bug has been in the NEEDINFO state with no changes for the last 90 days. Can we put this back into the NEW or CONFIRMED state, or are we still awaiting response?

If there is no change in the status of this bug over the next two weeks, this bug will be marked as NORESPONSE.
Comment 3 PJ 2013-12-05 18:36:12 UTC
This bug has not been changed from the NEEDINFO state since my previous comment, marking as RESOLVED NORESPONSE.

Please feel free to REOPEN this bug at any time if you are still experiencing the issue. Please add the requested information and set the bug back to the NEW (or CONFIRMED) state.