[MonoDevelop] How to Configure a Pad?
Tue, 30 Nov 2004 12:16:43 +0000
The addin.xml looks like this:
<Class id="CentaurusPad" class="MonoDevelop.Gui.Pads.CentaurusPad"/>
<MenuItem id="Centaurus" _label="Centaurus" insertafter="Help">
<MenuItem id="MyWebSearch" _label="Test" description="test"
The files are well placed. I used two symlinks for the xml and the dll
files. They are both loaded since the menu shows and works just fine.
I looked into mailing list and in IRC, everyone with a clue pointed me
into SDIWorkspaceLayout where I found an array with some common Pads. I
tryed to delete some, and they didn't appear. Then I added mine, nothing
showed. After a few Console.WriteLines I found that in this piece of code:
foreach (string padTypeName in commonPads)
IPadContent pad = workbench.PadContentCollection
if (pad != null)
The pad returned is always null, so my pad doesn't get loaded. I think
that at the time this function is called the secondary addin.xml are not
I tryed to move my addin.xml content into sharpdevelop.addin.xml but
nothing different. I have done several searchs in all files but I find
So I used my test menu to try to load the Pad, in the hope that if it
worked I could just create a MDService to load it. I've this piece of
code that is executed:
PadContentCollection con =
IPadContent pad = new
If is inside the menu command, and its called. The Pad constructor is
called but yet nothing shows.... as you see I try every command possible.
Alexandre Miguel Pedro Gomes
Todd Berman wrote:
>On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 17:06 +0000, Alexandre Gomes wrote:
>>I had implemented a test pad, using AbstractPadContent. I had configured
>>the pad in the addin.xml file. After I was unsuccessful I did a litle
>>research and found that I need to change one file, something about
>>SDIWorkspaceLayout. I changed it where it looks like it should be but
>>yet nothing happens. I have a Console.WriteLine in Pad's contructor but
>>it is never called. In fact, I delected some content from that files and
>>nothing happened too. So, can anyone give the the full instructions to
>>implement a Pad.
>>1. build the pad, implementing it using IPadContent or AbstractPadContent
>>2. add configuration into addin.xml
>Can you show what your addin.xml file looks like? And you do realize
>that you have to put that file in build/AddIns/ for make run, and get it
>installed into $prefix/lib/monodevelop/AddIns/ for the installed version
>to pick it up.
>Basically. First make sure your addin.xml file is being picked up by MD
>(if it is a new file) and then second, make sure your pad extension is
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