[MonoDevelop] Update "Addin Development Basics" with new install path

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 05:12:37 UTC 2012

Thanks for the heads up, I added a link at the top to a more up to
date guide: http://monodevelop.com/Developers/Articles/Creating_a_Simple_Add-in

FWIW, with MD 2.8+ I'd recommend using the MONODEVELOP_DEV_ADDINS env
var (as described at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9637994)
instead of copying the dll into the install directory. I haven't had
time to update the guides for this yet, since it does currently
involve some manual editing of csproj files...

-- Michael

On 3 April 2012 20:56, Joshua Granick <bulkmail at joshuagranick.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> I am trying out add-in development for MonoDevelop, and enjoy the "Addin
> Development Basics" tutorial, but the install path is wrong.
> In fact, it took a lot of searching to find this out. Even the "User
> Profiles" article had the wrong install path.
> I'm using MonoDevelop 2.8 on Ubuntu 12.04. The install path is:
>  ~/.local/share/MonoDevelop-2.8/LocalInstall/Addins
> If the beginning articles could be updated to use the correct install path,
> it would be very helpful. If you create a basic C# library and addin.xml,
> and can't see it in the list of add-ins, it's very frustrating and
> confusing.
> Also, on an unrelated note, the passphrase for creating an account for the
> MonoDevelop website is insane! It's good to keep out spam, but it took me
> four tries before I got one right :)
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