My new article is to document a bug that a customer of my MZ-Tools add-in reported some days ago, and that is caused by a bug (or problem) in the automation model (EnvDTE). It happens in the following scenario:
- Using the latest versions of Visual Studio (it doesn’t happen with old versions such as VS 2005, 2008)
- You add a .sql file to a project that doesn’t support .sql files, for example to a C# project. The problem doesn’t happen with projects that support .sql files such as database projects.
- If you open the project item to get its (invisible) window, get its text document, modify it and close the window saving the changes, the changes are not persisted to disk.
You have the details and code to reproduce the problem here:
PRB: Window.Close doesn’t save changes if requested for .sql files in non-database projects
I am not sure if this is a bug or not, because the project doesn’t support .sql files. There is an easy workaround, though. You can call: