Bug 11869 - Template descriptions are not descriptive
Summary: Template descriptions are not descriptive
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: iOS add-in ()
Version: 4.1
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Low enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeffrey Stedfast
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-04-19 16:20 UTC by Aaron Bockover [MSFT]
Modified: 2015-08-13 17:39 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

Notice (2018-05-24): bugzilla.xamarin.com is now in read-only mode.

Please join us on Visual Studio Developer Community and in the Xamarin and Mono organizations on GitHub to continue tracking issues. Bugzilla will remain available for reference in read-only mode. We will continue to work on open Bugzilla bugs, copy them to the new locations as needed for follow-up, and add the new items under Related Links.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed on this bug tracker over the years. Thanks also for your understanding as we make these adjustments and improvements for the future.

Please create a new report on Developer Community or GitHub with your current version information, steps to reproduce, and relevant error messages or log files if you are hitting an issue that looks similar to this resolved bug and you do not yet see a matching new report.

Related Links:

Description Aaron Bockover [MSFT] 2013-04-19 16:20:25 UTC
Having never written a Xamarin.iOS app from scratch before, I find myself very confused as to what kind of application I want to create.

For example, in the new solution dialog under iOS/iPhone, I have these templates available:

Empty: empty project for iPhone
Utility: Utility application project for iPhone
Master-Detail: Master-Detail application project for iPhone
Single View: Single View application project for iPhone
Tabbed: Tabbed application project for iPhone
OpenGL: OpenGL application project for iPhone

Not a single template is actually explained. They should each be trying to sell me on their kind of project. I don't know what to choose at all.

Actually every single project template suffers from this exact problem :(

In general the whole new solution dialog needs a massive redesign. There should be screenshots, big beautiful fonts and icons, real descriptions, and no tree view.