[MonoDevelop] Hidden/Not so obvious features

Anirudh Sanjeev anirudh at anirudhsanjeev.org
Sat Jun 20 02:57:51 EDT 2009


I tried to override the ToString method to make watching my object
easier. The IDE immediately generated a method to print out the values
of all my public properties, which was super awesome as it saved me some
time. Needless to say, I'm going to be using this feature a lot more.

There are so many features like this (like the interface/abstract class
implementer tool) which I discover more by accident.

Firstly, I wanted to ask the community if they know of any other such
neat features.

Secondly, I wanted to know where this is implemented in the MD codebase.
I've been writing a bit of database code and since my tables use the
same properties as my object does, it would be nice to be able to
generate strings to create tables, update values, etc - where I don't
need to type in the strings (on a related note, anybody know any good
ORM which allows me to work with objects and translates it into

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