Bug 10494 - No docs or hints on available snippet functions
Summary: No docs or hints on available snippet functions
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Text Editor ()
Version: 4.0
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike Krüger
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-20 22:28 UTC by Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT]
Modified: 2017-07-21 00:26 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-02-20 22:28:56 UTC
From http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/1455/snippets:

"I can't see the docs on what functions are available within the 'add code template' ui. For example the 'ctor' template uses a function 'GetCurrentClassName' to find the current class. I'd like to get the current namespace, but my searching for this method name or general help hasn't turned up anything yet."
Comment 1 Mike Krüger 2013-02-21 02:01:50 UTC
hm, this is more or less an internal hack - not really comprehensive (or working in all cases).

We need to do a clean design to the snippet system - maybe exposing some nrefactory functions there or even allowing template definitions in C# AST syntax. (We hadn't the tools at the time the code template system was written)

Atm I wouldn't recommend using any functions for now and just sticking to text templates.
Comment 2 Mark Foley 2013-02-21 17:32:33 UTC
Yes that would be good.  Even implementing something like Razor support would be pretty powerful for generating flexible pieces of code.
Comment 3 Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2017-07-21 00:26:33 UTC
Thanks so much for taking the time to submit this report! I can confirm using the latest Visual Studio 2017 for Mac Preview version 7.1 I am able to reproduce this issue. Marking this report as CONFIRMED.