[MonoDevelop] Finding classes.

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Fri Nov 16 01:01:21 EST 2007

Hello Zach,

> I think the "Open File In Solution" dialog I added last March (wow,
> time sure does fly as that was my first real MD contribution!) may
> solve this problem for you.  By hitting Shift-Alt-O or choosing
> File->Open File In Solution, you will bring up a dialog that lets you
> quickly type in a search string and will dynamically update the list
> of matching files.  You can then use Up/Down and Enter to select the
> appropriate file.  I really can't live without this feature anymore,
> which is why I added it. :)  It also works for types in the solution
> with Ctrl-Shift-T or View->Go To Type.  I pretty much never use the
> actual solution pad for opening files anymore.
> Or perhaps that's not at all what you're looking for?

This is exactly what am looking for, I can use this, and it seems
incredibly useful;   It has a few glitches, like it seems to add stuff
as it loads, and that means that contents shift positions as the loading

Some feedback on how I think this could be improved:

	* Alt-Shift-O and Control-Shift-T, seems odd that they would
	  use different prefixes for a common operation.

	* The window would be nicer if it was a little bit larger.  On
	  my machine, I can only see 5 rows of matches, 

	* When doing a type search it would be useful if the type
	  search happens not only on the class name, but if it
	  was able to match also on the full name.

	  Currently I type FileInfo, but it would be nice if I could
	  type System.IO.File as I go, because I might not remember 
	  the name of the type, a little bit like the monodoc 
	  type search functionality: it offers more than one slot
	  for the same name.


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