Merge conflicts are a common challenge when collaborating on software projects. These conflicts occur when multiple contributors make changes to a project simultaneously, leading to conflicts in the code.
This extension primary purpose is to prevent merge conflicts when new projects are added to a solution. By ensuring that projects are sorted alphabetically, this extension minimizes the chances of conflicts arising during collaborative development.
The project sorting extension allows you to quickly and easily sort projects within Visual Studio solution (.sln files). The extension can be run in two ways: automatically or manually. Here's how to do it:
Automatic extension startup depends on several factors, including Visual Studio settings. The way it functions is as follows:
You can also configure the display of notifications shown when sorting is complete in the extension settings. By default, the window is always displayed after each sorting. To change it go to "Tools" -> Options" - "Sort projects in .sln file". In the settings, you have the option to change the display of message boxes and automatic sorting.
When Visual Studio detects changes in the solution file, a dialog will appear, notifying you about the changes and asking if you want to load the modified .sln file. It is important to note that, if you choose not to load the modified .sln file, the sorting effect may be lost. We recommend always selecting the option to load changes to preserve the sorting of your project.
Addition: If you want the same functionality from the console application, the entire solution is available on GitHub, where you can download the code for the console application and install it on your computer.