Bug 453 - Consistency in New File command
Summary: Consistency in New File command
Status: RESOLVED FEATURE
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: 2.8 Alpha 2
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- enhancement
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Reported: 2011-08-25 18:15 UTC by Rodrigo Kumpera
Modified: 2011-08-30 11:34 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Rodrigo Kumpera 2011-08-25 18:15:20 UTC
If I do ctrl-click->add->new files.. on a folder, it will bring a different dialog  than if I select that folder and do cmd-n.

This inconsistency is confusing and makes keyboard shortcuts less helpfull.
Comment 1 Miguel de Icaza [MSFT] 2011-08-29 18:37:14 UTC
Command-N is a global setting and it brings up the "New File" and will apply to the whole solution, while right-clicking on the folder is a local add-new-file.
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-08-29 19:46:28 UTC
IMO this is a valid usability issue.
Comment 3 Miguel de Icaza [MSFT] 2011-08-29 22:02:12 UTC
In mine, it is not.
Comment 4 Rodrigo Kumpera 2011-08-30 11:34:40 UTC
Folks, can we tone it down? Thanks.

I agree with Miguel's argument, but at the same time I feel it only lead to shortcomings.

The reason I did right-click->add is because "New File" is painful. A contextful variant would
be much welcome.

The thing that bothers with "New file" is that it requires me to fill in folder names and have no clue
on what kind of file I want to add, would it contextualize those options based on my folder selection,
the pain would be gone.

For example, if i have the "Views" folder selected and it's full of xib files, it would be so sweet if i brought up the folder path filled and shown me first options to create other xib files.