[MonoDevelop] How do I add support for other file types?

John Anderson sontek at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 23:19:01 EST 2007

Well, If we registered the csharp.lang file to .ashx mime type it should
work just fine, a .ashx file is just a csharp file with a top tag

On 2/7/07, Michael Hutchinson <m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/7/07, Lluis Sanchez <lluis at ximian.com> wrote:
> > El dc 07 de 02 del 2007 a les 01:20 -0700, en/na John Anderson va
> > escriure:
> > > Hey, I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction
> > > of where to add support for other file types into monodevelop.
> >
> > MonoDevelop depends on GnomeVfs for getting the (mime) type of a file.
> > So, if the file is properly registered in Gnome, it should work.
> >
> > Right now there is no way to register mime types for files in
> > MonoDevelop. I wonder if it would make sense to implement that.
> On Ubuntu 6.10, all the ASP.NET mime types are recognised. However,
> they aren't handled by the default source view for some reason, so I
> wrote a pseudo-DisplayBinding
> (Extras/AspNetAddIn/Project/AspNetDisplayBinding.cs) that simply
> redirects it to a display binding that handles text. Getting the
> source view to open them directly involves messing around with mime
> types, but I'm not sure how.
> To get syntax highlighting to work involves registering .lang files
> for GtkSourceView that can handle the correct mime types. Examples are
> at
> http://svn.gnome.org/viewcvs/gtksourceview/trunk/gtksourceview/language-specs/
> and an ASP.NET lang file is at
> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=139968.
> Unfortunately there's no mechanism for having regions of one language
> (eg. VB.NET, C#) embedded in a file of another language (ASP.NET
> markup). Code completion suffers from this same problem: it can be
> done, but it's going to be difficult.
> --
> Michael Hutchinson
> http://mjhutchinson.com
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