Nest files in Solution Explorer.

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by Mr Yossu | September 20 2015

Tried installing, but the installer failed telling me I need a version of .NET that I don't have, even though I have pretty much every version installed.

Asked question, but the author didn't bother replying.

by Stephen Redd | March 03 2015

by BJ Thomson | February 09 2015

Thank you for your efforts, however the package fails to initialise on my VS2010 installation.

by anTONIos | October 08 2014

by Alek Davis | August 28 2014

Simple, yet so useful. Thank you.

by Szabo Arpad | August 11 2014

very useful for typescript files...

by Doğu Tümerdem | June 05 2014

Very useful, thank you...

by ZiyaSAL | May 04 2014

Excellent, thanks.

by HiTech Magic | March 13 2014

Clean, simple and just what I needed. Caveat: It does appear to occasionally add a bogus file (e.g. with no filename) when grouping files that have multiple extensions (like, but that is easy to correct and this has saved me loads on manual editing of my csproj files. THANK YOU!

by sam.stainback | January 09 2014

This no longer seems to work. VS 2012, update 4

by Gimlichael | January 03 2014

Finally! This is what Microsoft should have included a long time ago! Thank to José - 5 star from me.

by Darc Sentor | December 20 2013

by Michael Obermeyer | December 16 2013

Does exactly what it says it does, very helpful! It would be great if it could provide a context menu option when right-clicking a file to add a nested file under the selected file.

by Amol Bhandakkar | May 30 2013

Works great!! Thanks

by Jim Lightfoot | May 20 2013

Doesn't work on websites. Useless for me.

by usenkov1988 | February 20 2013

Very, very thanks

by OldPhantom | January 21 2013

Well, since we can no longer use macros to nest types A++ for this one. Thanks mate.

by Randall Eike | January 12 2013

Lightweight, seconds to install, and works just as advertised. Great job!

by Júlio Nobre | October 21 2012

Excelente fix! Thanks for sharing it.

by RyanGilkes | October 06 2012

The extension is great. One suggestion, however. When I select two items, I often have to click the drop-down to change the suggested root. Would be great if the extension could be more intelligent at guessing the root. For example, if you choose a .cshtml and .cs file, suggest the .cshtml as the root. Or maybe if it's easier, suggest the root as the first clicked item.

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  • Tells me I need a version of .NET that I don't have
    1 Posts | Last post August 31, 2015
    • Tried installing, but the installer failed (see above).
      I have VS2013 Ultimate and have .NET 4, 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.6 installed.
      Why won't it install?
  • Window Witdh
    1 Posts | Last post March 19, 2015
    • Hi ,
      My file names are a little bit long (30-40 chars).  When I wanto to nest them , some part of file names appear in combo box and I can not understand which one is I want to make root .
      Can you make something for this.
  • Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.10.0
    1 Posts | Last post May 13, 2014
    • Nice tool, I 've used it in the past. 
      How can I fix this ?
          <time>2014/05/13 13:57:23.162</time>
          <description>End package load [NestIn.NestInPackage, NestIn, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=735d15f764f78d03]</description>
          <hr>80004005 - E_FAIL</hr>
          <errorinfo>Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.10.0, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.</errorinfo>
  • where is the nesting data stored
    1 Posts | Last post February 18, 2014
    • Can you tell me where the nesting data is stored? Can it be shared in a project / soln?
  • Nesting doesn't work in VS2013 Update 1
    1 Posts | Last post January 24, 2014
    • When I nest in a javascript file, it seems to have worked but it can't be opened and after refreshing the solution explorer, the javascript file is at it's former position (unnested) again. A copy with an exclamation sign in front still is at it's destination position. What am I doing wrong?
      Thank you!
  • Version 1.1.4 not current
    1 Posts | Last post January 09, 2014
    • Is there a reason why the current version is 1.1.1 and not 1.1.4? I'm having issues since the current version does not work in VS2012...
      Furthermore I'm not able to compile the sources from github on my own, saying that two project types are not supported (tried with 2010, 2012, 2013).
      Could you raise the current version back to 1.1.4 again and give me a hint on how to compile the sources on my own?
      Best regards
  • Could not load file or assembly
    2 Posts | Last post December 27, 2013
    •   <entry>
          <time>2013/12/25 23:12:05.235</time>
          <description>CreateInstance failed for package [NestIn.NestInPackage, NestIn, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=735d15f764f78d03]</description>
          <errorinfo>Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.10.0, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. Het systeem kan het opgegeven bestand niet vinden.</errorinfo>
    • You may wish to report your error on the github repo, as it will likely be dealt with more promptly there.
  • Visual Studio 2013
    2 Posts | Last post November 21, 2013
    • Any chance this could be updated to 2013 RTM now please?
    • updated
  • VS2013
    10 Posts | Last post November 21, 2013
    • Can you please add support for Visual Studio 2013?
    • 2nded
    • Up
    • +1 for me on this
    • +1 for me
    • +1 for 2013 support
    • +1
    • +100
    • I moved it to github ( ) and Nick Craver is having a look to update to 2013, I don't have much time at the moment and I haven't used Visual Studio in years now, but I will have a look. 
      I will update here when it's ready.
      Also please, now that we have the github repo, please post issues there... I don't get mail updates when you comment here,
      my twitter is @jfroma, my github is jfromaniello
    • UPDATED to vs2013! thanks to Nick Craver.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts?
    2 Posts | Last post September 05, 2013
    • Hello, I love this extension and I use it very frequently at work. I was wondering if there was a way to set up a keyboard shortcut for the nestin command?
    • Never mind - I found it.
      Tools -> Options -> Environment (on the left) -> Keyboard.
      Then select the command ProjectandSolutionContextMenus.Item.NestItem for nesting, and ProjectandSolutionContextMenus.Item.UnNestitem for unnesting.
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