Bug 5811 - Should open assembly browser when instructed to open an assembly
Summary: Should open assembly browser when instructed to open an assembly
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Assembly browser ()
Version: Trunk
Hardware: PC Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
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Reported: 2012-06-21 17:45 UTC by Andres G. Aragoneses
Modified: 2013-05-20 19:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Andres G. Aragoneses 2012-06-21 17:45:23 UTC
Today, with MonoDevelop master, if you try to open a DLL file, it will create an empty solution file and open it, instead of opening the assembly browser.

(This may be a duplicate of bug 1764, but having a regression in such a feature would be weird. Plus, that bug is on Mac, maybe the bug was not fixed in Linux?)
Comment 1 Mike Krüger 2012-06-22 01:05:02 UTC
You need to select the assembly browser to do it - it's possible in the open dialog.

The default is to open the .dll as solution (I don't know the use case for that - but it's a feature).
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-06-22 11:15:42 UTC
Mike, did you read the linked bug? This is a regression.
Comment 3 Mike Krüger 2012-06-22 11:22:19 UTC
@mhutch: Yes
@lluis: Do you know why we're using the solution workbench for that ?

I've no idea why we do it - that's why I don't sort the display bindings. I think too it's the assembly browser job to do it. But I thought that there is a secret master plan behind the solution workbench decision.
Comment 4 Lluis Sanchez 2012-06-22 14:02:45 UTC
The reason is explained here:

http://foodformonkeys.blogspot.com.es/2010/02/loading-executables-as-monodevelop.html

Opening the assembly browser by default probably makes more sense.
Comment 5 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-05-20 19:51:41 UTC
Fixed by https://github.com/mono/monodevelop/pull/282