rename project folders and files
Create a way to rename a project folder. This is closely related to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2517011-enable-project-renaming- and http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3054944-rename-the-project-folder-when-renaming-a-project
I would like a way where I can change a folder name and optionally filenames: Project -> right click -> rename folder and files... -> give a new name, select folder, output filename or both ->
* Visual Studio updates name of the the solutiondirectory
* Visual Studio updates the solution to point at the new directory
* Visual Studio updates references of other projects to this project to the new directory
* Visual Studio updates the project to reflect the new output file name
* Visual Studio cleans the old files from the output dir if present
Extra brownie points for optionally integrating this in the rename project functionality (update output file name and directory to NEWNAME? <yes> <no>)
Double extra brownie points for a 'search for references to this directory from other tools': text-based search for all files not in obj or bin dirs in all folders under the solution dir that contain the old filename, and ask if the old directory name should be replaced with the new one, or if you want to open the files and edit them manually.
I use, Batch Rename Files Tool. You can easily found hier go to google.com and type BatchRenameFiles and check the first result that allows you to quickly rename all the files in a specified directory.
Rostislav Matl commented
Amazing, how long it could take to implement such basic functionality ? More than five years ?
Please microsoft look at all the trouble this is causing:
James Goacher commented
Amazed this isn't already a feature +3 from me
Adam Tajti commented
+3.It should be working that way.
Voted +3. This basic issue has been around for years and doesn't sound like VS 2017 is fixing it either.
Mohammed Noureldin commented
Would vote +3 if I had any votes left...
Just need to be present "Save All As..." functionality. :)
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David Kean commented
Hey, just to let you know we haven't forgotten about this. Right now, we're rewriting the existing 15 year old C#/VB "project system" over here https://github.com/dotnet/roslyn-project-system. This is a multi-release project but will set us up in the long term to easily tackle big features such as this one.
For example, in the past few months, we've added wildcard support (*.cs) and the ability to edit the project file while it is loaded, as well as automatically "refresh" the project from disk without reloading. In the Visual Studio 2017 timeframe, this will be enabled for .NET Core-based projects but in a future update we'll enable it for all C# and VB projects.
Head over to the Github site if you'd like to get involved in the community.
Greg St. Angelo IV commented
This was posted in 2012 and it is almost 2017. Please do this, it really should not take 5+ years for your flagship IDE to support proper project renaming.
We have a tool that creates folders with read only names. Add to the fact the everything works fine when renamed outside the tool that creates this folder and the issue should be apparent.
Can anyone guess what tool this is? I bet no one who has not run into this problem would guess its Microsoft's flagship development environment unless maybe I said the year was 1986.
This is happening in 2016. This is a side effect when marketing gets too much power.
As powerful as VS is, why is this not already a feature?
+1 This is a must
Yes it is important!
I need this now!
David Cunningham commented
Yeah ...and Yeah again