[MonoDevelop] Tip of the day

Jacob Ilsø Christensen jacobilsoe at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 14:15:00 EST 2006


On 12/14/06, Michael Hutchinson <m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/13/06, Jacob Ilsø Christensen <jacobilsoe at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I started writing some tips of the day. Is this the style we want to
> > write them in?
> They look good, but we should standardise a format for describing key
> presses, e.g. should it be capitalised, italics, quoted, etc? My
> preference would be for capitalised + italics. I definately wouldn't
> lowercase them. Similarly menu paths -- the forward slash is a good
> idea, but italicising would help to separate the menu names from the
> surrounding text, especially when they contain spaces. My preference
> would be italicised names separated by non-italicised arrows.

Sounds like a good idea! As of now the tip of the day is shown in a
TextView which doesn't support markup as far as I know. Should we use
a label instead?

> BTW, as you've mentioned templates, I wonder how hard it would be to
> support templates with multiple tabbable fields like GEdit and VS2005
> have? A tooltip notifying the user that they can press "Tab" to expand
> the template would be cool too.

I don't know how hard it is, but there already is a bug on this:


John Luke even wrote down some thoughts. So you are more than welcome
to give it a go. ;-)

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> Michael Hutchinson
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