Updating Last Modified On Date in File Header
Question asked by Steve Bush - April 24 at 7:12 AM
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The default file header template for a GhostDoc includes a Last Modified On: field that documents the date the file was last modified and by which author.  I would like this field to automatically update to the last modified date so it accurately reflects when the file was last modified.  

I reviewed the documentation and forum threads to understand how to automatically update this field.  Ideally, I could a command in the UI and command line which would automatically update this field at check-in or when I decide to generate a release.  

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Misha Zhutov Replied
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Hi Steve, 

The "Last Modified On" field is populated only when you click Document File Header button (or Document File) and it always inserts file last modification date:

Context.DestinationFileModificationDateTime.ToString("MM-dd-yyyy")

You can find it in the GhostDoc Pro->Options->Rules->File Header Template.
Is it not working for you?

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Steve Bush Replied
Yes, using the Document File Header command works for me. This works for the initial documentation of the file.  Now, I make a change to the file and/or other files that have a Last Modified On field.  How do I update this field on all modified files that have an existing file header.  I would like to do this programmatically before check-in to my GitHub repository.

Thanks,

Steve
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Misha Zhutov Replied
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Thank you for the explanation. It is not possible now to do that in GhostDoc but we were thinking of updating the "Last Modified On" field on file/document saving (when clicking Save or Save All) - it will be optionally and turned off by default.
What do you think?
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Steve Bush Replied
I think by adding the Last Modified On field to the file header, you need a mechanism to update it.  I would recommend an option to update the last modified field on save if the performance hit isn't too bad.  If performance is bad then I would want to do it in batch before I check in or do a release.
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Misha Zhutov Replied
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Hi Steve, 

We added updating the "Last Modified On" field on Save click to our TODO list. We will get back to you when we implement that.

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