Bug 1045 - Use Visual Studio code comment style
Summary: Use Visual Studio code comment style
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Text Editor ()
Version: 2.6
Hardware: PC Linux
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike Krüger
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-09-25 18:02 UTC by Chris Hardy [MSFT]
Modified: 2011-09-27 05:42 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Chris Hardy [MSFT] 2011-09-25 18:02:34 UTC
If it could only comment C# code like VisualStudio that would be great, cause the comments bar "//" appear on the beginning of a line, not side by side with the code (when i use Ctrl + Alt + C).
Comment 2 Mike Krüger 2011-09-26 02:52:25 UTC
I think that's more a matter of taste. 

The VS.NET way of doing this isn't better - it's just different. We're doing the eclipse style :)
(and #develop way - btw. #develop was out before visual studio  ^^)

I find it easier to see if a line is commented when the comments start at the beginning of a line. Is there any benefit in setting the comments closer to the code ?
(Maybe I change my mind when I've good reasons :))
Comment 3 Lucca65 2011-09-26 18:15:40 UTC
Well, you're actually right, I'm young and fresh to programming, and more used to VS.NET style, and code in the beginning of a line really make it easier to read...

As you said it's more a matter of taste, but I find useful to have the comment closer to code because I can easily uncomment a single line.. and indent the code without losing any time :)

(Didn't knew about the #develop :O )

Thanks for the quick feedback, I'm amazed!!
Comment 4 Mike Krüger 2011-09-27 03:11:32 UTC
You should get used to uncommenting with the same command. 
That is much faster than doing it with backspace/delete keys. 

For things like that it's very difficult to decide what's better - when we've one day another philosophy regarding to options that would make a good option.
Comment 5 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-09-27 05:42:21 UTC
IMO using our current style is better because it visually separates commented code from actual comments.