[MonoTouch] Request for feedback: MonoDevelop templates

Oisín Grehan oising at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 20:50:10 EDT 2009

It would be nice to have at least the same templates as XCode, like the
"flip-view" template etc. As regards having a Controller suffix, I'm not so
sure - it gives me a nice warm feeling of familiarity if the "code-behind"
is just the front-end file with a ".cs" extension, just like in VS. People
adopting MonoTouch/Develop are coming from the VS/.NET and having these
little things as hints work wonders for ramp-up time, imho.

Thanks Michael.

- Oisin

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 8:34 PM, Michael Hutchinson <
m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Now that people have played around with MonoTouch a bit, I'd like to
> solicit some feedback on the templates in MonoDevelop. Are there any
> changes that we could make to the existing templates, or templates
> that we could add, that would make it easier or clearer to work with
> MonoTouch?
> In particular I'd like feedback on the experimental "View Interface
> Definition with Controller" template. This template contains a
> controller with a name matching the template name, and also adds a
> ".xib.cs" file for the user code, with the partial class for this
> controller. I've already added a view to the template too which is
> hooked up to an outlet on the controller, and this will be in the next
> MD drop.
> * Is this template useful?
> * Would it be useful to have other similar templates with different
> content, e.g. navigation controller, search display controller?
> * What combinations of objects in xib files and C# classes would be
> useful in such templates?
> * Should the controller name in these templates simply be based on the
> xib name or append "Controller" to it?
> Thank you for your feedback!
> --
> Michael Hutchinson
> http://mjhutchinson.com
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