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  1. VS IDE should support file patterns in project files

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351288/vs-ide-should-support-file-patterns-in-project-fil.html
    Patterns should be preserved and unmodified when working with *proj files. If I specify a pattern with something like **/*.cs for my code files. If I add a new .cs file that fits that pattern the .csproj file should not be modified.

    MSBuild already respects this, but the IDE will always modify the project file.

    For numerous scenarios this could simplify the diff / merge process.

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    42 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello everyone and thank you for the feedback. We are actively investigating ways to improve how Visual Studio handles project content. This suggestion falls into that category. Unfortunately, we will not be able to address this feedback for the Visual Studio 2015 release. We will update the community when our plans in this area have gained more clarity.

    Will Buik,
    Visual Studio – VS IDE Project and Build Team

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