[MonoDevelop] Line Endings, Tabs/Spaces, and Unicode?

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 22:47:57 EST 2010

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 6:35 PM, Robert Dailey <rcdailey at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm a new user of MonoDevelop on Mac OSX. I'm not seeing some essential
> features.
> There's a .TXT file I'm editing in my project that needs to be Unicode. I
> don't see any option to save it as unicode.

MonoDevelop saves as UTF8 by default. You can specify other encodings
with the "Save as" dialog.

> Secondly, there seems to be no option in preferences to set the kind of tabs
> that are inserted into the editor. Where's the option to use spaces instead
> of tabs?
> Also, how do I configure/convert the line endings in a document?

These are "policies" in MD. Policies are settings that should be kept
consistent for a project, so are not exposed as per-user preferences,
but are instead solution settings (and can be overridden in individual
projects). You can also set the "default policies" - the policies used
for standalone files and new solutions - using the "default policies"

Michael Hutchinson

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