Bug 8659 - Is it possible not to sort items in a solution file?
Summary: Is it possible not to sort items in a solution file?
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Project Model ()
Version: Trunk
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-29 06:40 UTC by Lopatkin Ilja
Modified: 2017-09-26 12:44 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

Notice (2018-05-24): bugzilla.xamarin.com is now in read-only mode.

Please join us on Visual Studio Developer Community and in the Xamarin and Mono organizations on GitHub to continue tracking issues. Bugzilla will remain available for reference in read-only mode. We will continue to work on open Bugzilla bugs, copy them to the new locations as needed for follow-up, and add the new items under Related Links.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed on this bug tracker over the years. Thanks also for your understanding as we make these adjustments and improvements for the future.

Please create a new report on Developer Community or GitHub with your current version information, steps to reproduce, and relevant error messages or log files if you are hitting an issue that looks similar to this resolved bug and you do not yet see a matching new report.

Related Links:

Description Lopatkin Ilja 2012-11-29 06:40:31 UTC
It's not exactly a bug but more of a convenience question.
The point is that Visual Studio saves solution files as is, leaving items order untouched. MonoDevelop, however, sorts it by guid. So in the mixed environment it becomes a bit clumsy. We have a rather big solution file (about 250 projects) which gets changed quite often and merging in this case is very difficult.
Is this behaviour a somewhat deliberate or just an implementation detail? And is it possible to mimic VS behaviour?
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-11-29 18:57:52 UTC
It's an implementation detail.
Comment 2 Alan McGovern 2012-12-03 11:56:43 UTC
VS does not actually save them as-is. Under certain circumstances VS will completely rewrite a sln file and change the order of various projects as compared to what MD writes. Having them both agree on a consistent order is quite tricky.
Comment 3 Marius Ungureanu 2017-09-26 12:44:45 UTC
I haven't seen this ever since the project model rewrite. Marking as fixed.