[MonoDevelop] open .cs file

Ian Norton ian.norton-badrul at thales-esecurity.com
Sun Nov 6 09:57:15 EST 2011

That sounds very cool Alan, thanks :)
I may have used dictation software to write this email, please excuse any confusing mistakes.

Alan <alan.mcgovern at gmail.com> wrote:

>We have made changes in the last release or two to better auto-detect
>the encoding of a file. However it is worth pointing out that not all
>encodings are available on all platforms so it will always be important
>that you make sure you choose a 'good' encoding. If a file contains
>text an unrecognised encoding the only thing monodevelop can do is
>corrupt your file by attempting to convert it to UTF-8 (or whatever)
>from the unknown encoding. The best solution would be for the user to
>open the problematic file in the application which created it (as it
>can understand the encoding) and then re-save it under a usable
>Hope this helps,
>On 4 November 2011 12:41, Ian Norton
><ian.norton-badrul at thales-esecurity.com> wrote:
>On Fri, Nov 04, 2011 at 10:22:26AM +0000, fabio wrote:
>> Ok Allan you are right!! is not a bug. the file created in older
>version of
>> visual studio was not saved in  unicode UTF8, The file created in
>VS2010 can
>> be open with monodevelop without problem (they are saved in UNICODE),
>> the older file (VS2008 and previous) save it in visual studio by
>I Beg to differ, I think MD should cleanly tell the user that the file
>is the
>wrong encoding, perhaps it might even be able to fix the encoding if it
>can be
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