Bug 38061 - Add icon for Display Options > Show/Hide All Files
Summary: Add icon for Display Options > Show/Hide All Files
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: 5.9
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-01-26 16:40 UTC by Justin Toth
Modified: 2017-07-20 19:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

Show All Files menu item (607.03 KB, image/png)
2016-01-26 16:40 UTC, Justin Toth

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Description Justin Toth 2016-01-26 16:40:40 UTC
Created attachment 14742 [details]
Show All Files menu item

This isn't a bug, but a feature request. 

It's annoying that you have to scroll to the top of the solution explorer, right click on the solution (or click the menu actions icon), go to Display Options, then Show All Files every time you want to add new files to the solution. For many of us, copying files into the workspace and then including them in the solution is our standard way of adding new content files (e.g. images), so this task needs to be as fast / efficient as possible and it currently isn't.

What I recommend is to add a show all files / hide all files toggle icon in the solution header (where it says "Solution" on the left and has maximize and close icons on the right.) That way we can include files very quickly. This would match Visual Studio functionality.
Comment 1 Lluis Sanchez 2016-01-27 10:36:37 UTC
The "Show All Files" option is a way of adding files to a project, but in general using the Add Files command is more convenient.
Comment 2 Justin Toth 2016-01-27 13:48:09 UTC
Thanks for the suggestion but Add Files isn't convenient at all. See this ticket I logged a year ago that hasn't gotten any attention: https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=27157
Comment 3 Lluis Sanchez 2016-01-27 13:52:58 UTC
OK, let's find a solution.