Presenting metadata (CTRL+Enter) and Expand references

Hey,

Today I am going to present to you the lastest features: presenting metadata and expand references - see demo here.

Presenting metadata works when you press "CTRL+Enter" on a type/type member and you don't have the sources opened in SD. What is does is generates a temporary file having the type metadata - like F12 in Visual Studio.

Expand references works only when you activate it from Tools->Options->SharpDevelop UI -> Expand references. This will allow you to view the internals of every assembly you have referred in you project but you don't have the sources opened in SD.

 

So, what do you think? Do you find these features usefull?

Happy coding!

Eusebiu

Published Sunday, January 23, 2011 2:21 PM by Eusebiu
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# re: Presenting metadata (CTRL+Enter) and Expand references

What a great feature. Big respect Eusebiu!

For Reference assemblies, no comments are shown (as the assemblies contain none). This is a broader issue - comments are also not shown in tooltips and I think we will have to fix this some day.

Thursday, February 03, 2011 2:18 PM by martinkonicek

# re: Presenting metadata (CTRL+Enter) and Expand references

Thanks Martin!

Well... this is the easy part... it would be nice to have it integrated with a decompiler and have some options (some radio-buttons) where the user can pick to view only the metadata or full source code. :)

Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:02 PM by Eusebiu