[MonoDevelop] Finding classes.

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Thu Nov 15 23:54:44 EST 2007

Hey folks,

    Am working to port some code in my abundant spare time, this is not
really a project I spend a lot of time on, and code is scattered across
multiple libraries and projects inside the Solution.

    When I get a stack trace, I would like to quickly find a file (I can
infer the file from the stack trace) but doing this with MD is too
difficult, I have to go clicking and opening all the tree items to find
it.   This is why I had suggested in the past a search feature in the
solution pad.

    Having a hot key, say C-o (for open) switch to the solution pad and
activate "search for filenames" would be the best possible thing for me.
This is similar to what Jujitsu does, or what TextMate does, let you
pick a file from your project, which chances are, is what you are really
looking for.

    To be honest, I do not see the point in the current "Open File" in
the File dialog.  The reality is that most of the time, I would need to
add the file to a project for it to be useful, so it is kind of useless
as it is today.   Maybe we could keep that behavior as Control-Alt-o or
something like that.


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