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Nest files in Solution Explorer.

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2013, 2012, 2010
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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.

5 Star
by Stephen Redd | March 03 2015

1 Star
by BJ Thomson | February 09 2015

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

5 Star
by anTONIos | October 08 2014

5 Star
by Alek Davis | August 28 2014

Simple, yet so useful. Thank you.

5 Star
by Szabo Arpad | August 11 2014

very useful for typescript files...

5 Star
by Doğu Tümerdem | June 05 2014

Very useful, thank you...

5 Star
by ZiyaSAL | May 04 2014

Excellent, thanks.

5 Star
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!

1 Star
by sam.stainback | January 09 2014

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

5 Star
by Gimlichael | January 03 2014

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

5 Star
by Darc Sentor | December 20 2013

5 Star
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.

5 Star
by Amol Bhandakkar | May 30 2013

Works great!! Thanks

1 Star
by Jim Lightfoot | May 20 2013

Doesn't work on websites. Useless for me.

5 Star
by usenkov1988 | February 20 2013

Very, very thanks

5 Star
by OldPhantom | January 21 2013

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

5 Star
by Randall Eike | January 12 2013

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

5 Star
by Júlio Nobre | October 21 2012

Excelente fix! Thanks for sharing it.

4 Star
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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  • 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.
  • Cannot un nest
    1 Posts | Last post September 04, 2013
    • If I try to un nest an item by selecting it and choosing un-nest nothing happens.
      If i select the item i want to un-nest and its parent and klick on un-nest an error occurs saying I'm not allowed to change a tmp file in my Temp folder.
      What am I doing wrong?
  • Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop
    1 Posts | Last post June 26, 2013
    • Would be nice for this version too.  :)
  • Visual Studio 2008 Support
    1 Posts | Last post June 14, 2013
    • Would it be possible to add support for Visual Studio 2008?
  • When unNesting, the file gets deleted!!
    1 Posts | Last post March 04, 2013
    • That's a very serious bug, if happens to loose your code!
      Here is a video replicating the bug
  • Error when nesting TypeScript files in Windows 8 project
    2 Posts | Last post January 02, 2013
    • I'm trying to get TypeScript working in a Windows 8 project. After adding the build targets for TypeScript I've added a 'test.ts' file. It produces a 'test.js' file. When I try to nest the files I get an error:
      Unable to add project item "js\myscript.js": ADDRESULT_Cancel
      Any idea?
    • Has any one found a work around for this problem? 
  • Intelligent selecting of root
    1 Posts | Last post October 06, 2012
    • 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.
  • Problem still exists
    15 Posts | Last post August 06, 2012
    • Today I managed to update this extension, but as soon as I try to nest files VS gives me error which says that this might be caused by conflict with other extension or another version of this extension is installed. anyway this is configuration error. before this update everything worked perfectly
    • Seeing the error message:
      The 'NestIn.NestInPackage, NestIn, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=735d15f764f78d03' package did not load correctly.
      The problem may have been caused by a configuration change or by the installation of another extension. You can get more information by running the application together with the /log parameter on the command line, and then examining the file 'C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\ActivityLog.xml'.
    • Right this is the exact message I receive every time I try to nest files.
    • Unfortunately, I'm having the same issue mentioned above.  I've reverted back to for the time being.  I'm running VS 2010 SP1 (Premium).
    • It could be because of the pull request that added support to VS11. The project was being built in net 4.5.
      I changed back to .net 4.0 and seems to be working fine on both versions of visual studio.
      I uploaded a new version , please let me know if it work.
      sorry and thanks
    • Hello, I downloaded and installed the newest version 1.1.3 but I'm still having the same problems.
    • no same message after update
    • no the same message is displayed again and again 
    • Still the same error message. How do we download previous versions?
    • Does the author of this extension support it anymore? this is very important tool for as and we are having some serious problems not being able to use this extension.
    • I am the author, the project is opensource, i think it was broken since we added support for 2012. It is working on my VS2010 maybe because i have .Net 4.5 and Vs2012...
      I can revert back the commit that added support for 2012 if you want and deploy a new version.
      does this work for you guys?
    • Yeas at least I could try reverted version to see if that fix the problem
    • I installed a VM from scratch with Win7 and VS2010, and I was able to reproduce the problem. After one hour of debuging and logs I found out the problem.
      Last version (1.1.4) should work on both version of visual studio. Let me know if you keep experiencing problems.
    • I can confirm, that we experienced no problems after 1.1.4 update everything seems to work now.
      Thank you very much!!!
    • I can also confirm that the latest update 1.1.4 is now working with VS 2010 SP1 and .NET 4.0.  Thank you very very much for tracking down the problem - you're an excellent dev.
  • Doesn't work with two linked files
    3 Posts | Last post August 03, 2012
    • Please add support for "nesting" two linked files. I still have to do this manually in the project file with <DependentUpon />.
      Also, have the selection for the new root default to the item with the shorter name.
    • Hi, I do not have the nesting two linked files feature yet but I implemented the "selection for the new root default to the item with the shorter name".
      Feel free to send me a pull request here:
      and I will deploy it inmeditely... I am not using visual studio much these days and i am very busy.
    • more about linked files, follow this issue:
      it seems to be not supported by visual studio. I am open to suggestions
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