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Ask before moving files in Solution Explorer tree.

Accidentally moving files to random directory really annoys.

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    Andrew KAndrew K shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    MayankMayank shared a merged idea: Preventing accidental file drag in Solution Explorer  ·   · 

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      • NanorockNanorock commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just moved a folder inadvertently, tooks age to finish its action, then again to put the folder back to its place =^( It is really annoying. Please ! Put a simple confirmation pop up (-_-)

      • Sharon FletcherSharon Fletcher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, please, please, bring back the confirmation message before moving files and folders. It is ridiculous that it can be so easy to cause so much damage by inadvertently moving stuff without so much as a single "Do you really want to do this?" check.

      • Keith HillKeith Hill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If I had any votes left I'd vote for this. I think Windows TreeViews in general make it **WAY** to easy to inadvertently move items.

      • GabrielGabriel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please VS Team, add this functionality as a option at least.
        It's really annoying when files or directories get moved to some random directory...

      • KhalidKhalid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hours I am searching in bing to find out a confirmation for moving files/folder in windows7.
        As you said accidently it could happen. Especially with laptops.
        So no solution!!!
        Very bad!

      • AndrewAndrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a very good idea... This feature would have saved me pain in the past.
        If anything give the option to turn it on or off.

      • drweb86drweb86 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i think that's not a good idea. All projects are at svn usually. Accidental move appears rarely and SVN is for reverting those accidental changes. If each time developer will get messages like are you sure - it will annoying very much

      • Junior MayheJunior Mayhe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It could be helpful if VS shows a dialog asking for confirmation to move one file to another location.

      • Michael CsikosMichael Csikos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The answer to the "drag 'n' lose" problem is to allow right-click dragging and dropping in Solution Explorer, just like in Windows Explorer, which shows a context menu, essentially allowing you to confirm what you really intended. I almost never use left-click drag 'n' drop in Windows Explorer; the right-click menu also lets you choose whether you are copying, moving, or creating a shortcut.

      • cpmcgrathcpmcgrath commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you add this please add a "Never ask again" option. Personally, this would annoy me for all legitimate moves and not worth it for the rare case when I'd want it.

      • Dan MDan M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree that accidentally moving files is a problem, but I think the better solution is to enable an undo feature for the Solution Explorer. I propose that, after creating/moving/deleting/renaming a file, a bright banner appears at the top of the Solution Explorer with a title indicating the action the user has just taken and an Undo button. This way, there's no interruption to the user's workflow.

      • chrischris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yeah missing the scrollbar and grabbing a folder then dropping it absolutely wreaks havoc on SVN and it happens frequently enough that even without SVN it just downright annoying and inconvenient. The fact that there are extensions (multiple) that address this issue is an indicator that it should be fixed...

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