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I was pasting text that contained double-quote characters, into a literal string in the editor.
The editor escaped my quotations! Undesirable.
this is a " double quote
var myString = "a b c";
var myString = "athis is a \" double quote b c";
var myString = "athis is a " double quote b c";
This is one of those things that you can argue either way TBH. But perhaps we could have an undo step that allows you do undo the escaping.
Just undo - it's unescaping the string.
Aha - odd - I did try 'undoing' and I thought it undid the paste rather than undoing the escaping - however, I just tried it again, and it does indeed undo the escaping. Must have imagined it - a bit trigger happy on the bug report!
Simply "undoing" isn't sufficient when I need to paste something over 50 times into a very long string. It's simply insane that there is no way to disable this maddening "feature".
This is madness. There NEEDS to be a way to turn this insanity off permanently. I'm getting ready to tear my hair out. I'm finding myself opening my source files in an ordinary text editor that doesn't try to be cute and clever more and more often.
This "feature" has me at the end of my tether. Xamarin is simply NOT USABLE without a way to disable this mess.
there is another work around - paste/undo - copy the string again from inside the string.
Then paste again - this time it's not escaping.
That is still a workaround for what still honestly looks like a bug. I swear this IDE gets more useless by the day. I don't know why people act like it's too much to ask for a "Be Actually Useful" option that just presents me with a simple text editor with basic syntax highlighting and debugging.
If I could set breakpoints and do debugging from TextPad I would drop this mess like a rock.